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Finding a Babysitter When You Need...

Snow Day App is a mobile application that allows its users who are in need of a babysitter to find someone to look after their children or would like to be a babysitter to find work on short notice. For babysitters, it will allow individuals who are of age to spend their snow day making money rather...

$35 (funded)
$1,500 (goal)
Breaking Digital Barriers: Digital...

As the digital revolution continues to sweep society, many senior citizens are left behind. Digital literacy for the elderly is a hidden—and profound—social justice issue. Through research and local outreach efforts, the Breaking Digital Barriers team aims to provide solutions.

$3,662 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Advanced Motorsports (AMS)...

The AMS Enterprise teams are working together to raise funds to improve our current competition trailers. It is important to have equipment that not only shows our professionalism at competition, but also our school pride while on the road.

$225 (funded)
$5,500 (goal)
Constructing an Arts &...

In the Mind Music Machine (tri-M) Lab, we want to make a story-telling application for children in which kids can play around with blocks, balls, animals, and robots and based on their interaction with the toys, the platform will allow them to make various stories with the help of expanded visuals...

$0 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Robotics Systems Enterprise...

Beginning in Fall of 2015, the Robotic Systems Enterprise (RSE) has been working on a project to collect soil samples from lakes in the area. The goal was to create a modular remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that could travel to the bottom of a local lake to collect soil samples.

$1,451 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Portable Interlocking Skateboard...

The goal of this project is to design and manufacture a customizable skatepark that exceeds market capabilities. We plan to implement the following tasks: Lightweight flat panels, Durable skate surfaces, Interlocking modular features, and Assembly design optimization. Completing these tasks will...

$725 (funded)
$3,000 (goal)
New Exercise Equipment for...

Our exercise device offers a new option for wheelchair users to exercise upper-extremity muscles so that they can improve their strength and wheelchair mobility.

$5,100 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Pioneering Women in Business...

The Pioneering Women in Business (PWB) Scholarship is a great opportunity for women studying in the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University. The scholarship supports female leaders who embrace hard work and embody strong ethics who are leaders in and out of the...

$2,010 (funded)
$4,000 (goal)
Taming the Ring of Fire: Real-Time...

Volcán de Fuego (or the "Volcano of Fire") in Guatemala is a very active volcano, typically having small explosions each day. During periods of increased activity, the volcano can erupt violently, threatening thousands. With better monitoring, scientists could suggest more accurate, and timely,...

$1,900 (funded)
$5,400 (goal)
Changes in Attitude: Predicting...

Understanding social norms—the set of unspoken rules dictating people's behaviors—allows scientists to predict sociological outcomes. Current computational behavior models fail to address changes in norm adherence over time. With new modeling tools, sociologists can better predict important...

$200 (funded)
$7,000 (goal)

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