Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology Sharing Award

The Michigan Tech Open Sustainability Technology (MOST) Lab is pleased to recognize an exceptional incoming first-year student who has actively improved the world during their high school career by awarding an open source 3-D printer kit and copy of Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects. Runners-up will also receive a copy of the book.

The MOST Lab focuses on open and applied sustainability—the application of science and innovation to ensure better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.

MOST fosters strong collaboration between graduate and undergraduate researchers on campus, as well as with vast open source international networks. It is one of the most aggressive research groups on campus, publishing dozens of papers per year, which are consistently covered by the national and international press.


One student will be selected to receive an open source 3-D Printer kit, built on the RepRap 3-D printer tradition that is completely open source and hackable. They can then use it to prototype their own ideas and/or make any of the millions of free designs already shared in the global commons. The winner and runners up will receive a copy of the book Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open-Source Projects.