Columbus, OH Donations from Ohio Sea Grant’s 14th Annual Winter Program and Silent Auction on January 24, 2012 provided $2,100 in scholarships for high school students, college students, and educators who take summer classes at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Held in the Longaberger Alumni House on Ohio State’s main campus and sponsored by the Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL), the Winter Program allows students and parents to learn about Lake Erie issues, Lake Erie research, and to ask questions and learn about classes at the lab.
Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory Director Dr. Jeff Reutter spoke about "Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie: Causes, Solutions, and Predictions for 2012 and Beyond." Stone Laboratory Manager Matt Thomas spoke about completed and planned renovations at the lab and other Ohio Sea Grant facilities on South Bass Island.
Several of the 100 guests purchased Stone Lab merchandise and placed bids on 60 donated auction items. At the end of the evening, the program awarded students door prizes, including a scholarship to cover room and meals for one week at Stone Laboratory, a $395 value.
View photos from the event at go.osu.edu/winterprogram .
The Winter Program and Silent Auction is sponsored by the Friends of Stone Lab and supported in part by the John H. Dunlap, Jr. Fund for Education, Outreach, and Development at Stone Laboratory. FOSL is a non-profit support group that donates time and money to assist with the planning and funding of the Laboratory. Since its creation in 1981, FOSL has raised more than $1.2 million in endowments; bought equipment like microscopes, computers, row boats, and sampling equipment to update the lab; supported scholarships for more than 500 students; and funded research assistants and visiting professors.
Nancy Cruickshank, Ohio Sea Grant, 614.292.8949, email@example.com .