Gibraltar Island, OH Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie has announced its 25 summer 2015 courses. Applications will be available starting January 1, 2015.
Stone Lab is once again offering courses in June, July and August that will get students out of the classroom and into the field to experience science first-hand. For each course, students can earn .5 to four semester credits, transferable to most colleges.
Both introductory and upper-level courses are offered. One-week introductory classes are open to advanced high school students as well as current college students. College and graduate students can take one- or five-week upper-level courses. Both high school students and college students from any university can earn college credit at Stone Lab. Small class sizes allow maximum interaction with students who share similar interests and with expert professors and researchers from all over the country.
Five one-week classes aimed specifically at educators help teachers meet professional development requirements and learn hands-on lessons they can take back to their own students. Teachers network with fellow education professionals and share ideas with peers while enhancing their own scientific knowledge.
In addition, Stone Lab offers eight non-credit workshops covering everything from algal blooms to outdoor photography. This summer’s courses are listed at stonelab.osu.edu/courses, and applications are available at stonelab.osu.edu/applynow. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so all students and educators are encouraged to submit their applications by March 17, 2015.
Participants in for-credit courses are eligible for tuition assistance, which ranges from $100 to $2,500 per person based on need and academic record. Students in five-week courses can apply for part-time jobs at the laboratory to cover room and meals. The scholarship and job application deadline for college students and educators is March 6. High school students should submit scholarship applications by March 17. For more information, visit stonelab.osu.edu/costs/aid.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’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.
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