Completed Projects

Sustainable Demonstration House:...

The Alternative Energy Enterprise at Michigan Tech will retrofit an existing, older home into an energy efficient residence, incorporating renewable energy generation. The goal is to set up a Sustainable Demonstration House to serve as a resource for the broader community to learn about, test and...

$37,385 (funded)
$20,000 (goal)
2020 Winter Carnival All-Nighter...

Did you know that in 1927, Michigan Tech's Winter Carnival held an event where they gave sled rides behind an airplane at speeds up to 60 mph? We are trying to bring a thrilling event to the carnival, but this time we would like to put the "sleds" in the air. We need your help to reach our goal!

$4,100 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Deep Time of Human Land Use on...

A team of Michigan Tech undergraduate students are using established and emerging techniques from archaeological chemistry and environmental archaeology to study the past 9,000 years of human land use in the Lake Superior Copper District. See how you can help!

$3,150 (funded)
$4,275 (goal)
Underrepresented Prospective...

This campaign involves assisting students in travel and accommodations, removing the known barrier of high transportation expenses given our unique geographical location, and allows them to have an introduction to the Michigan Tech experience. The fund will help with transportation, accommodations,...

$10,050 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Graduate Student Conference Award

Professional and scholarly conferences are key avenues for presenting one’s research out to the larger community. In addition to sharing knowledge and learning more about the work done by fellow researchers, such conferences also play a key role in graduate students’ professional development....

$520 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
The Portage Review

How can we best prepare Michigan Tech students to be capable of the kind of expansive thinking that prepares them to be leaders in what is being dubbed by some as a "Fourth Industrial Revolution?" See how you can help!

$1,005 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Improving wild and cultivar...

用蓝莓对抗糖尿病和癌症:This project aims to improve the health of people, the education of Michigan Tech students, the research capability of Michigan Tech faculty, and the extension of growing better blueberries for the economical growth of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our goal is to...

$7,000 (funded)
$30,000 (goal)
Education and Safety Projects in...

This summer we will be traveling to Tanzania for five weeks. Our projects include STEM education, safety procedures, clean water, and technology implementation. These are all projects that past teams have recommended and we are excited to get started this year!

$210 (funded)
$1,000 (goal)
Health and Education Projects in...

The project ideas that we will be selecting our projects from include a STEM Education project, a Women's Health Project that has been in place for 3 years, a lesson that teaches children the importance of hand washing, teaching children about technology and computers with Raspberry Pi machines, and...

$950 (funded)
$2,000 (goal)
Zinc-Based Biodegradable Stents...

Stents are small expandable tubes used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries in the body. I am working on developing zinc-based bioabsorbable stents that may work much better and with fewer side effects.

$2,150 (funded)
$7,000 (goal)


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