—Superior Ideas researcher
Psychological testing is dominated by expensive proprietary tests that have for the most part been developed using public research money. The licensing costs associated with testing makes access difficult or expensive and prevents access to useful testing where funding is limited or unavailable. Improving accessibility will have a substantial impact on the quality of both new research and current mental health care.
Weather usually arrives in the Keweenaw from the west, but there are no weather stations along the windward shore of the peninsula to monitor current conditions. To improve our understanding of regional climate conditions, we plan to expand our existing environmental monitoring network.
SIUE Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network is partnering with Filtrexx, St. Louis Composting, and Illinois American Water to install a vegetable rooftop garden. Four vegetable varieties will be grown in three growth media blends of compost and drinking water treatment solids. The quality and yield of vegetables will be analyzed so that we can recommend the best growth media.
Gifts to projects listed on SUPERIORIDEAS.ORG are received and processed by Michigan Tech Fund. Michigan Tech Fund is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code acting on behalf of Michigan Technological University. It is the policy of Michigan Tech Fund that a portion of the gifts and/or income therefrom may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering the funds.