American Society for Healthcare Engineering Student Chapter (ASHE)

This club was formed by Polytech students to introduce students into the challenging profession of healthcare facilities management. The goal is to network students with hospitals and healthcare providers through training, meetings and activities. The desired outcome is to identify trends, needs, training, and growth opportunities for both the student and the healthcare organization.  If you would like more information about ASHE, contact Mr. Dan Lauder (

Construction Management Organization (“CMo”)

Offers professional development, social interaction, and leadership opportunities to the students in the Construction Management and Design program of the Department of Polytechnic Studies (Polytech).  If you would like more information about CMo, contact Mr. Kevin McMeel (  Visit the CMo website - 

Cyber Defense Club

The purpose of the Cyber Defense Club is to promote the Cybersecurity Degree in an academic, professional and ethical manner as established by the “Unified Framework of Professional Ethics for Security Professionals”. To work toward, and establish a team to compete in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Lastly, we aim to assist in promoting the Cybersecurity Degree program and assist in obtaining accreditation through the National Security Agency (NSA).  If you would like more information about the Cyber Defense Club, contact Dr. Vijay Anand (

Electric Vehicle Club

Offers members a chance to be involved in all aspects of designing and building electric vehicles, including both the electrical and mechanical systems. With sufficient interest, the club would like to enter vehicles into competitions and/or construct practical vehicles for commercial use. Open to all students, regardless of background or major.

Student Photography Association

The Student Photography Association (SPA) provides members with opportunities to make photographic work in digital or film. Film processes include developing and printing of original photographic work; toning prints; using halo chrome and liquid light, and other darkroom techniques. Members organize photographic field trips and outings for additional experience.

The Student Photography Association exists to encourage students and provide opportunities for students to produce photographic work, including organizing photo excursions, developing film negatives, printing enlargements in the darkroom, hand coloring and toning, and mounting photography exhibits. The organization is supervised by the Commercial Photography division of the Department of Polytechnic Studies.

Events have included trips to Johnson Shut-Ins, The Foundry Art Centre, Butterfly House, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Projects have included sepia toning prints, using medium format cameras, using Liquid Light, experimenting with Holga and pinhole cameras, and demonstrations using special darkroom techniques.

Membership costs only $10.00 per semester. This fee allows access to the Polytech’s darkroom and developing equipment during open lab hours.  If you would like more information about SPA, contact Ms. Wendy Cooper (


Polytechnic Building 216
Department of Polytechnic Studies
One University Plaza, MS 6825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701