Columbus, OH A new program created by Dr. Rosanne Fortner and Ohio Sea Grant has named three Ohio teachers as the first Stone Lab Fellows. Georgia O’Hara of Centennial High School, Lyndsey Manzo of Westerville North High School, and Ed Ingman at the Graham School will receive full summer tuition, free books and fees, and three weeks of room and board to continue their graduate studies at Stone Laboratory this summer.
"Throughout its 28 years, the Ohio Sea Grant Education Program has called upon teachers for involvement in workshops, curriculum development, and research," says Rosanne Fortner, Ohio Sea Grant’s Education Coordinator and former Stone Lab Associate Director. "Our program has grown through teachers’ commitments to carry the Great Lakes education message to thousands of students we could not personally have reached. These Fellowships are a small way of saying to teachers how important they are, and making it possible for them to develop their leadership potential through concentrated learning at Stone Lab."
Funded for the next two years, the fellowship program will allow up to eight teachers to take courses at the Lab in summer 2006. Teachers interested in taking advantage of this opportunity next summer can apply by November 12, 2005.