Southeast Missouri State University

Centers

Applied Statistics Center

The Applied Statistics Center in the Department of Mathematics operates an internal statistical consulting service that provides statistical methodology and statistical expertise. The center’s statistical consultant services are available to all graduate students and faculty at the University. The center may also consider contract work with external institutions and individuals.

Statistical areas in which consulting is provided include data analysis, mixed linear models, design of experiments, medical statistics, logistics regression models, multivariate analysis, social and business structural equation models, regression analysis, ANOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA, questionnaire design, statistical analysis of data, use of statistical packages and data display.

Potential clients must complete the consultation request form available on the department Web site or contact the Department of Mathematics office by phone.

Contact

Dr. Pradeep Singh, psingh@semo.edu,  (573) 651-2773

Center for Environmental Analysis

The impacts to human and ecosystem health resulting from anthropogenic activities has increased over the past century. The application of sound, scientific investigations to assess current environmental challenges and discover possible solutions is the foundation for anticipating future environmental and human health effects.

The establishment of the Center for Environmental Analysis was an important step toward providing the scientific basis for addressing and solving environmental challenges in our service region. The investigative and analytical services provided by the center focus on identifying and reducing risks to public health and the environment and on the reduction of the uncertainty associated with environmental health risk assessment. The research programs performed at the center address environmental contamination issues in groundwater, surface waters, soils and air. Comprehensive research program objectives include those that:

  • Examine the risk assessment process for ecological and human receptors
  • Improve the development of training opportunities for our students and regional environmental and public health professionals
  • Promote the use of Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing technology to predict environmental and public health impacts
  • Utilize various environmental monitoring techniques to delineate subsurface, surface and atmospheric pollution>
  • Assess indoor air quality issues affecting human health
  • Provide first responder training to regional emergency agencies and medical staff
  • Develop a database for illustrating issues relating to environmental justice

The mission of the center is directly related to the strategic goals of the University and the College of Science and Mathematics by providing experiential learning opportunities for our students, providing increased service to the community, and providing research opportunities that enhance the scholarly activity of faculty. The mission goals of the center include:

  • Performing short- and long-term research and monitoring of human health and ecosystem conditions due to environmental contamination
  • Disseminating research results and coordinating of efforts with other institutions pursuing related areas
  • Providing training, technology transfer and technical outreach to service area institutions
  • Providing technical assistance to benefit organizations, communities and individuals in the service area

The center's association with the Geosciences Geoprocessing Applications Laboratory in the College of Science and Mathematics helps facilitate these goals. This laboratory serves as a teaching and research facility, emphasizing digital image processing of remotely sensed data and GIS technology applied to natural resource evaluation/management and environmental monitoring for anthropogenic impact upon local and regional ecosystems and industrial enterprises.

Contact

Dr. John Kraemer, jkraemer@semo.edu, (573) 651-2355

Outreach Programs

TRC/Missouri Enterprise

Industries are continuously challenged to reduce production costs, increase productivity, improve product quality and comply with environmental concerns.  To address these issues, some industries may need to modify current manufacturing processes or adopt completely new technologies.  Some will need to change their business practices.  Before making final decisions, industries need to be aware of their options and be able to predict the performance of those options.

Technology Resource Center (TRC)

To meet these challenges, The Technology Resource Center (TRC) was established by Ameren and is a collaboration among Ameren, the School of Polytechnic Studies and Missouri Enterprise.  Missouri Enterprise is a program of the not-for-profit Missouri Enterprise Business Assistance Center partnering with the University of Missouri Rolla.  The program is partially supported by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

SE Missouri Rural Communities Workforce Development

A program designed to upgrade the skills of agriculture and manufacturing employees of Southeast Missouri State University’s service region.  It partners with the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri, Three Rivers and Mineral Area Community Colleges, Southeast Missouri State University’s Higher Education Centers in Malden, Kennett, Sikeston and Perryville, and the career and technology centers in the region.  It provides training assistance dollars to area industry to improve the employability and productivity of its workers to make them more competitive.

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