Funds that support UIS Field Stations


Field station instructions
Director Tom Rothfus instructs Concepts of Ecology class field trip to Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon

Make a difference for Field Stations

Field stations provide exciting scientific opportunities and valuable learning experiences for researchers and students, as well as members of the community. If you are interested in providing support to field stations, you have three funds to choose from:

General Support (Unrestricted)

To provide support for field stations where it is most needed, you can give to the following unrestricted fund. Gifts to this fund allow UIS to respond to both unexpected needs and opportunities, making your gift especially powerful.

Dungey Nanotechnology Research Fund

This fund provides support for research in nanotechnology applications in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Illinois in Springfield. Chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and environmental studies undergraduate research students will learn through real-world experiences. Students will implement nanotechnology for environmental remediation at the Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, the UIS Field Station at Lake Springfield, and impact the Mississippi River floodplain.

Lake Springfield Field Station Fund

Renovations are currently underway at the Lake Springfield Field Station. UIS’ newest field station and located within walking distance of campus, it provides hands-on, field based learning, as well as many opportunities for research. The lakeside setting also provides recreational opportunities and relaxation. Enjoy a gallery of photographs collected in 2018 for the UIS Alumni Update. You can use the following Donate button to support this new facility.

The Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon

The Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon is UIS’ field research station at the site of The Nature Conservancy’s floodplain restoration along the Illinois River. Your gifts will help us expand and enrich the field station’s impact. You can choose from two funds that support Therkildsen:

Friends of Emiquon

This fund provides general support for the many activities and programs at Therkildsen.

Alfred O. and Barbara Cordwell Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon Fund 

This fund support student research at or related to Emiquon.


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