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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: 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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