Students at St. Cloud State University have conducted field work and research to help improve water quality and wildlife habitats in the Great Lakes region, seeking to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world.
To advance this massive project, federal agencies involved with this initiative have partnered with dozens of non-profit, municipal, and academic organizations, including St. Cloud State’s Aquatic Toxicology Lab.
St. Cloud State’s Aquatic Toxicology Lab was founded by SCSU Professor, Dr. Heiko Schoenfuss, who was a the 2018 winner of the Hellervik Prize, an annual ward that recognizes a St. Cloud State faculty member for research or scholarly activity on issues of importance to the educational community and society as a whole.
The lab at the University is devoted to investigating the impact of chemical pollution of aquatic life, offering students a hands-on experience in the field to conduct various research that will be valuable as they advance into their careers.