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Rice Callus: A Side-Effect-Free...

A multitude of anticancer treatments exist, but most of these options kill both a patient’s healthy cells and their cancerous ones. A surprising alternative may have been discovered, in rice callus. Test results have shown 80 to 95 percent of cancerous cells die when treated with rice callus, with...

$2,210 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Open Source Hardware Enterprise...

We are a brand-new Enterprise dedicated to the development, advancement, and availability of open-source hardware. Being a new Enterprise, we are lacking funds to get our projects off the ground. Unlike open-source software, hardware development is costly. We are currently split between managing our...

$1,523 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
General Expedition and Adventure...

The outdoor recreation sector is an expansive consumer industry, which provides an opportunity for further education and innovation for students, and companies. GEAR Enterprise focuses on designing, modeling, testing, prototyping and manufacturing a wide variety of goods and equipment used in...

$560 (funded)
$5,000 (goal)
Great Lakes Research Center Buoy...

Every year the Great Lakes experience a vast array of different weather conditions. For battery operated weather buoys, this weather can cause numerous issues in regards to power management.

$1,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Vent-A-Nation: International...

The International Business Venture Enterprise (IBV) at Michigan Technological University is a Biomedical Enterprise that focuses on providing solutions for global medical problems. To improve the capabilities and safety of low-cost ventilators, we are designing a simple yet reliable...

$1,010 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Supermileage Systems Enterprise...

MTU's Supermileage System Enterprise team is pursuing fuel economy challenges by developing vehicles that push efficiency to the extreme. Our team is striving to explore the benefits of using battery electric technology with the use of advanced, lightweight composite materials, advanced motor...

$351 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
MTU Blizzard Baja SAE Enterprise

Michigan Tech's 2016 Baja car is on track to be the fastest, most technologically advanced Mini-Baja car to date. It is expected to have the lightest chassis, fastest acceleration and top speed, highest durability, and above all, win all three National Competitions.

$700 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Oculus-ASR Nanosatellite

The mission of the Oculus-ASR nanosatellite is to aid in calibration of algorithms and a global array of telescopes that, using unresolved optical imagery, can determine spacecraft attitude and shape. The program will be used to determine the missions and intentions of unfriendly or unknown...

$6,000 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
BoardSport Technologies Senior...

Commuting distances between 1 and 5 miles can be expensive when adding costs of parking, gasoline, and vehicle maintenance. Longboards have become a very popular means of transportation among young adults but are at a disadvantage when faced with hills, inclines, or uneven terrain. The Power Board...

$1,222 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Operation Employment—Veterans as...

Over a million of our nation's veterans are currently returning to the United States from their overseas posts. Yet the economic activity of veterans in their post-military career is vastly unknown and could have great positive effects on our nation's economy—and veterans themselves—if better...

$0 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)

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