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The Next Generation Snow Groomer...

Current snow groomers are not versatile for the varying snow conditions throughout the winter biking season. The snow groomer that will be designed by the Velovations Enterprise will allow trail organizations to groom trails in any snow condition.

$1,300 (funded)
$500 (goal)
Blizzard Baja - Advanced...

Currently, our two enclosed trailers have room for improvements in function and safety. We currently have one older generator that has to be shared between four teams, and this creates a problem when two teams have overlapping events. After several years of normal wear and tear, the non-slip floor...

$250 (funded)
$5,500 (goal)
The 1st STTM Technology Workshop:...

STTM is an advanced technology to manipulate plant traits by modulating microRNAs in cells. The trainee will learn how to produce STTMs, introduce them into plants and observe their effects on plant development and productivities. Graduates learn the technology for researches, and new plant species...

$4,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Estimating Emissions for Highway...

As one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions, highway construction activities must be closely monitored. With careful planning and analysis, offending emissions can easily be lowered—minimizing negative environmental impact. An easy-to-use emissions calculator could help pave the road...

$5 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
More Than a Snail's Pace:...

Alaska's Bering Glacier, the largest glacier in North America, has been experiencing extensive ablation, or melt. Since 1900, the terminus—the glacier's endpoint—has retreated more than seven miles. In order to provide data for scientists and policy makers to act on, we must continue to monitor...

$275 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Mussel Chemistry Inspired Hydrogel...

Existing man-made machines are mainly composed of hard, metallic components that are unsuitable for handling tissues that are soft and fragile or complex in shape. We seek to incorporate chemistry utilized by marine mussels to develop soft robotic components that can potentially better interface...

$520 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Off-the-Shelf Blood Vessels: New...

Coronary artery diseases result in over 500,000 heart bypass grafts each year in the United States, but more than one-fifth of these patients are not candidates for the procedure due to changes in their vascular system or previous use of veins for other procedures. We aim to provide a solution for...

$450 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Killing Tumors with Only a Few...

Imagine being able to destroy a tumor by injecting a material directly into the mass that chokes off its access to your body’s nutrients. Non-invasive tumor control is one of the most highly sought-after healthcare goals, and we think we might be on the cusp of its realization. With additional...

$130 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
The John H.F. Wheeler Memorial...

John Hammond Forest Wheeler was a student in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science when he was tragically killed in a car accident on November 23, 2016. John was smart, hard-working and passionate about forestry and natural resources. This project will establish a fund in John's...

$13,780 (funded)
$35,000 (goal)
Pavlis Institute - India Projects...

Students in the Pavlis Honors College, at Michigan Tech, will be traveling to Chennai, India to improve primary and higher secondary schools, making it a better environment for students. Your donation will help purchase supplies and materials that would help cover the cost of improvements to the...

$1,850 (funded)
$1,750 (goal)

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