- Former Cape cop faces stealing-by-deceit charge (6/18/17)3
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Jackson woman accused of trying to hit another with her truck (6/15/17)
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)2
- Police search for two suspects in abduction, robbery case; victim found unharmed in Scott County field (6/16/17)1
- Cape man faces charges of victim tampering (6/18/17)
- Racial disparity of traffic stops inches upward in Cape (6/15/17)6
- Police: Cape abduction may have ties to Georgia homicide (6/18/17)5
- 3 drown in Southeast Missouri in three days (6/16/17)
- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
Learning and doing
Having a university in Cape Girardeau offers many programs and activities of interest to the public, but some are better known than others. One program at Southeast Missouri State University that deserves to be in the spotlight is the Center for Environmental Analysis. The center, under the direction of Dr. John Kraemer, gives students opportunities to "participate in real-world activities."
The center's projects include groundwater and surface-water testing, improving pediatric asthma care, detecting methamphetamine exposure, mold studies and locating graves using ground-penetrating radar.
The center is self-supporting, generating about $100,000 each year.
The 15 to 20 students who are involved with the center have a great opportunity to learn while doing — something that will appeal to future employers.