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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)
Keweenaw Communications: Providing...

Michigan’s Keweenaw peninsula is host to countless outdoor activities. Snowmobiling, hiking, camping, climbing, and skiing are just a few. These activities place people well outside of cell phone coverage. An alternate system is needed to supplement cellular coverage and provide communications...

$4,105 (funded)
$8,500 (goal)
Keweenaw Science and Engineering...

For a second year, the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival (KSEF) is filled with family-friendly interactive and educational events for all ages. This four day festival includes an art show, Engineering Day, Science Pub Crawl, Nerd Night (for teens), Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, MSU Science...

$2,500 (funded)
$15,000 (goal)
Ecotourism and Women's...

Ecotourism could be a tool to promote women’s empowerment. Especially with its attention to social justice, encouragement, promoting participation and empowerment of local people, including women. However, little attention is currently devoted to women’s participation in ecotourism. The purpose...

$636 (funded)
$9,300 (goal)
Pavlis Institute - Into India...

Several projects will be explored while in the rural areas surrounding Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. These projects include creating a play area for Government School Kunnankulathur, checking on the efficiency of a biochar filtration system that was previously installed, looking into a small solar...

$175 (funded)
$2,000 (goal)
Restoration of Coaster Brook Trout...

Lake Superior is home to an at-risk form of migratory brook trout (called coasters), some of which spawn in local rivers. These fish were once common throughout the lake, but there is now only one verified breeding population of coasters along the south shore. These fishes’ primary spawning sites...

$10,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Providing Scholarships for Women...

Scholarships provide opportunities for high-achieving young women in grades 6-11 to experience different areas of STEM at Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs.

$61,125 (funded)
$240,000 (goal)
"RENEW-U" - Exercise...

Our exercise device offers an innovative approach for individuals with spinal cord injury to exercise upper-extremity muscles so that they can improve their strength and wheelchair mobility which will lead to greater independence and enhanced quality of life.

$8,660 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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