By Brooke Kansier
GREAT LAKES ECHO — JUNE 17, 2015
Galoshes and pH paper aren’t exactly typical school supplies.
And landing $100,000 environmental grants and presenting at science conventions aren’t exactly the typical results of university schoolwork.
But they are a part of a course at Ball State University that combines students in journalism and telecommunications with those majoring in geology, natural resources and environmental management to research and report on water quality.
“We’re trying to create solutions to that complex problem, and then articulate that to the public – what it is, why it matters, why it’s important and then, what can be done about it,” said Adam Kuban, an assistant journalism professor who co-teaches the course.