Students at Work

Students have undertaken a wide variety research, projects or internships to engage in real-world learning:

  • Environmental Impact Analysis of new coal-fired power plant
  • Water quality studies in Spring Creek, Hickory Creek and Aux Sable Creek
  • Restoration of Doyle Lake Wetlands at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
  • Restoration projects in local streams, wetlands and prairies
  • Marine biology at Shedd Aquarium
  • Field trips to local natural areas
  • Use of Geographic Information Systems
  • Internships at Forest Preserve District of Will County and Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Environmental Education, Ecological Restoration and Conservation Biology


Students must also present research results at an appropriate conference or symposium such as a Fall Senior Scholarship Symposium, ACCA Student Research Symposium, Argonne Undergraduate Research Symposium or NCUR.