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Tropical Responses to Altered...

Tropical forests contain ~25% of Earth’s terrestrial biomass and exchange more carbon (C) and energy with the atmosphere than any other biome. As such, our poor understanding of how tropical forests will respond to projected increased temperatures severely constrains global predictions.

$560 (funded)
$8,000 (goal)
Multitasking Grasses:...

Soils in the region are heavily contaminated with heavy metals due to history of mineral mining. This is a problem because it can pose health and environmental risks.Our solution is to make a value added product, ethanol, from the grasses after they have been used to clean up the soil...

$800 (funded)
$2,000 (goal)
Mining Engineering Pre-College...

The week-long Mining Engineering program engages interested 9-11th grade students in the field of mining. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants get hands-on with engineering, explore future careers in extraction and mining, and learn from role models in...

$0 (funded)
$20,000 (goal)
Women in Computer Science...

WiCS is a week-long summer camp for high-achieving young women in grades 9-11. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech's Department of Computer Science, participants spend the week exploring a future career in computer science. They learn programming, artificial...

$16,525 (funded)
$40,000 (goal)
Women in Engineering Pre-College...

WIE is a week-long summer camp for high-achieving young women in grades 9-11. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants spend the week exploring future careers in engineering. They learn about multiple engineering fields, complete group projects, and more -...

$35,100 (funded)
$150,000 (goal)
Engineering Scholars Program...

ESP is a week-long summer camp for high-achieving young men & women in grades 9-11. Led by faculty, staff, and graduate students from Michigan Tech, participants spend the week exploring future careers in engineering. They learn about multiple engineering fields, complete group projects, and...

$20,000 (funded)
$150,000 (goal)
Aquaponics for Research and...

Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (growing plants without soil) in a recirculating, mutually-supporting system. The Michigan Tech community benefits from the on-campus demonstration of a unique engineered system, and several educational and outreach efforts...

$75 (funded)
$8,000 (goal)
Pilot Project with Natural...

Stamp sand in Upper Peninsula, Michigan is the result of copper mining activity leading to soil with high levels of copper and low levels of nutrients.

$3,500 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Youth STEM Series: Get Women in...

The Center for Pre-College Outreach will co-host a day-long workshop for 7th-8th grade girls. During the event, the girls will engage in three to four science and engineering challenges, meet female role models from Michigan Tech programs, learn physics concepts, and reconnect with their interest...

$1,380 (funded)
$2,500 (goal)
Youth STEM Series: Tivitz...

The Center for Pre-College Outreach will co-host a day-long event for 4th-7th grade students. During the event, the participants will compete against one another at Tivitz (a math board game) in a friendly tournament. They will also engage in three math activities covering topics like logic and...

$725 (funded)
$2,000 (goal)

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