The University of Illinois’ College of Engineering offers a program called LINC – Learning in Communities. From the website: 
“LINC is an interdisciplinary, inquiry-guided service-learning course in which teams of students work on projects proposed by community partners. Each section of the course is dedicated to a nonprofit organization that has proposed one or more projects of importance to the organization.”
This fall semester, IISG education team members Robin Goettel and Terri Hallesy, along with pollution prevention specialist Laura Kammin, are offering the opportunity for students to work directly on an outreach project related to educating the public about the proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. 
From the course description: 
“One of our community stewardship education initiatives focuses on the safe disposal of unwanted medicine. Each community-based project incorporates partnerships to help citizens make informed decisions using the latest science-based information. Sea Grant helps to facilitate these partnerships through curriculum activities, a toolkit for organizing medicine collection events, collaborations with University students, teacher workshops, and public events.” 
The flyer for the course provides some basic information about the types of projects that students can choose for their work during the semester. 
Students interested in learning more about the course and how they can sign up can view the complete course description and registration information on the LINC page for the course. Additional information about Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s education opportunities can be found on our education page, and questions about the course or about other initiatives can be directed to Robin and Terri (contact information linked above).