Local student excels at spring internship


Jacob Futrell speaks at the April 2022 NGRREC Neighbor Nights event.

Jacob Futrell is a local college student currently interning with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC). Futrell, a 2021 graduate of Staunton High School, is attending Lewis and Clark Community College for his Associate in Engineering Sciences (AES). He plans to pursue an environmental engineering degree after graduation.

Futrell is working with Justin Shew, NGRREC's conservation project manager, to test the use of acoustic monitors in detecting eastern whip-poor-wills by sound at two local sites in Southwestern Illinois. The goal of this project is to determine...

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