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Project Africa - Education,...

Our team will be focusing on improving the community and quality of life in Ghana and Tanzania. Our biggest focus will be improving the education system in both locations while providing the communities with the necessary resources.

$85 (funded)
$6,000 (goal)
Reducing bird-window collisions...

The Michigan Tech campus is positioned within a major migratory route for many bird species and thus many of these birds are at risk of window collisions with campus buildings. This project creates research and creative opportunities for science and art students on the Michigan Tech campus to help...

$3,045 (funded)
$8,000 (goal)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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