Gibraltar Island, OH Time is running out for juniors and seniors who want to lead their own research project this summer at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Students must submit their applications for the lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
Undergraduates selected through the highly competitive application process receive a full scholarship that includes tuition for the two semester-credit research experience and a five-week, four-credit course, as well as the lab fee, and room and board. Research projects and classes begin June 17.
While working alongside their research supervisors, students collect data, learn how to communicate their discoveries, and give a final presentation to their peers. They even have the opportunity to attend local and regional conferences, and to co-author scientific journal articles about their research. Interested students should visit stonelab.osu.edu/reu to learn more and to download application materials.
This summer, students will lead the following projects:
- Reproductive biology and early life history of fishes (Ichthyology)
- Survival rates of birds of the Lake Erie islands (Ornithology)
- Dissolved oxygen in Lake Erie; tracking the "dead zone" (Limnology)
- Nutrient loading (Eutrophication) and algal production (Limnology)
- Fisheries techniques; research and fish survey development
- Efficiency of developed snake deterrents (Herpetology)
- Biological curation; phylogeny and taxonomy
For more information contact Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-247-6684.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of Ohio State University’s teaching and research on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit stonelab.osu.edu .