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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...

$13,530 (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)
Elevating Ghanaian Living...

This project is focused on bringing Hospital Equipment, Women's health education, Access to water, Technology and Stem education to the people of Ghana.

$1,840 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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