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Baby Tears: Assessing Nutrition in...

Imagine if we could recognize nutritional deficiencies in infants and children before they cause serious medical damage. With only a single teardrop, we think it is possible to detect someone's vitamin levels in the same way blood plasma tests currently do, but through a quick—and completely...

$2,511 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Investigating Growth Media Effects...

SIUE Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network is partnering with Filtrexx, St. Louis Composting, and Illinois American Water to install a vegetable rooftop garden. Four vegetable varieties will be grown in three growth media blends of compost and drinking water treatment solids. The quality and...

$1,110 (funded)
$8,100 (goal)
Improving Health Care in...

Having already implemented a mobile health clinic in Ghana in 2013, we are in the process of gathering more medical supplies. Our hope is to raise enough funds to purchase and ship a portable x-ray machine as well as other vital medical supplies.

$2,675 (funded)
$4,000 (goal)
Optimize the Charcoal...

Designing, prototyping, and testing the charcoal manufacturing process using kilns with the goal of implementing a new design in the West African country, Benin. A partnership between Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise and Agriculture & Forestry Investment RAK.

$120 (funded)
$7,500 (goal)
Low-Cost Anion Exchange Membrane...

With the availability of non-renewable fuels depleting, renewable fuels are becoming a more attractive use. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel produced from animal and vegetable fats that is cleaner burning, biodegradable, and non-toxic. The annual production of renewable biodiesel is on the rise, so...

$0 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Mind Trekkers: A Science Cookbook...

Mind Trekkers has a unique opportunity to serve students, families, and educators alike by providing an accessible tool for anyone to engage in exciting science, technology, engineering, and math activities—no matter where they are! The Mind Trekkers mobile application will provide them another...

$0 (funded)
$3,000 (goal)
Investigating Knowledge Difference...

Islamic Activism (IA) aspires to bring peace and justice for the Humanity. However, that requires sound understanding on fundamental principles of Islam.In addition, the level of understanding needs to be shared among the various level of activists in order to achieve expected outcome. I will...

$0 (funded)
$1,000 (goal)
Explosion of Science: Students...

Help us share the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with students from across the country in grades four through twelve. The Mind Trekkers STEM roadshow travels to schools and science festivals, inviting students to engage with our exciting, hands-on...

$550 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
Mind Trekkers: March to the St....

Mind Trekkers will bring a team of 15 students & staff and collaborate with local community college students in the St. Petersburg area to conduct over 30 of our unique and engaging activities at the St. Petersburg Science Festival held on October 18 & 19 on the campus of the University of...

$45 (funded)
$10,000 (goal)
The Introduction of Artificial...

Presenting my research on the improvement of lemur habitats at the European Federation for Primatology Meeting 2013 in Antwerp Belgium would be an invaluable research opportunity. This year’s theme is “Primates in Our Hands” and will focus on conservation with junior scientists being...

$90 (funded)
$2,700 (goal)

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