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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)
Ferro Pedal: Bluetooth Switchable...

A pedal that behaves like a clip-less pedal, and can then be switched to a platform pedal on-the-fly, could prove to be a game-changing tool to mountain bikers across a range of disciplines. Our method of accomplishing this is with a Bluetooth switchable magnetic bicycle pedal.

$1,040 (funded)
$4,500 (goal)
Supermileage Systems Enterprise...

To compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon our team has a 300 Watt motor that we are going to control by way of a brushless DC motor controller. This project is unlike anything this team has previously accomplished and upon success of the project this team will receive high placement at the 2016 Shell...

$5,266 (funded)
$7,500 (goal)
Transportable Water Purification...

This water purification system will be designed with two main focuses. The first focus is the water purification system’s ability to produce enough water for a large group during extended stay trips in backcountry areas where there is no clean water. The second focus of this system is its use in...

$1,740 (funded)
$1,230 (goal)
MTU Blizzard Baja SAE 2016

The Blizzard Baja SAE Enterprise is comprised of about 50 undergraduate engineering majors from multiple disciplines, as well as several graduate engineering students and undergraduate business majors. The objective of the Blizzard Baja SAE Enterprise Program is to design and manufacture a single...

$9,670 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Innovative Global Solutions...

Something as simple as the flu is easily treatable, but in developing countries such as Ghana this illness could be life-threatening. This is due to the lack of proper medical resources such as ventilators. With your help, our goal is to provide a low cost ventilator option for these situations...

$20 (funded)
$2,500 (goal)
Development of a Four Wheel...

The Michigan Tech Formula team is seeking a top ten place finish in SAE competitions, something that has not been achieved since 1999. Four wheel steering is a possible system allowed by competition rules. This technology is new to the team, and further development will help the car achieve faster...

$755 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Real-Time Weather Station for...

Weather usually arrives in the Keweenaw from the west, but there are no weather stations along the windward shore of the peninsula to monitor current conditions. To improve our understanding of regional climate conditions, we plan to expand our existing environmental monitoring network.

$100 (funded)
$4,000 (goal)

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