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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)
HEET: Houghton Energy Efficiency...

The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team is gearing up for a huge home weatherization campaign to help low-income residents of Houghton County save energy and money. We have a large team of willing volunteers - now all we need is money for supplies to seal and insulate 150 homes, and your help will make...

$2,225 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
StreetKnits: Creating a close-knit...

Michigan Tech students will engage in a service learning project by knitting for the homeless in Technical Communication classes. Apart from creating handmade projects for people who currently do not have a home, students will also create documents and thus raise social awareness and help the...

$1,020 (funded)
$750 (goal)
Career Networking Initiative

As students graduate and enter the workforce, there are certain skills that are necessary in order for them to have a successful career, such as communication and networking. Being able to communicate effectively and develop strong networks is highly sought by potential employers. Travel grants are...

$2,875 (funded)
$8,000 (goal)

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