Undergraduate Admissions

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 his or her high school career by awarding a third-generation MOST Delta 3-D Printer kit and free build workshop.

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 a third-generation MOST Delta 3-D Printer kit and participation in an (optional) free build workshop. The polymer RepRap 3-D printer is completely open source and hackable. Hardware and software design is based on Michigan Tech staff and student work. The printer can upgrade itself by printing improvements that let it print pastes, silicones, caulks, and composites, as well as do subtractive manufacturing such as vinyl cutting and milling PCBs for custom electronics. Print volume is 250mm diameter, 240mm high.