Columbus, OH The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab allows undergraduate juniors and seniors from across the country to complete a five-week independent field research project with a Stone Lab faculty mentor while taking classes at the lab.
During the REU, students use scientific equipment, explore the Lake Erie islands, and collect important data to help solve the most pressing issues for the Great Lakes region. Working closely with their research supervisor, they collect data, write up their discoveries, and give a final presentation to their peers, learning the research process from start to finish and gaining valuable, professional experience.
Applications for the 2014 REU Program are due on Friday, February 21, 2014, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
This year, students will lead the following projects:
” Ecology of the Round Goby: Analysis of the condition of this invader of The Western Basin of Lake Erie (Ichthyology)
” Survival rates of birds of the Lake Erie Islands (Ornithology)
” Fisheries techniques: research and fish survey development (Fisheries Management)
” Lake Erie Watersnake field and laboratory research (Herpetology)
” Exploration of Lake Erie nutrient loading, hypoxic events (the “dead zone”?), and harmful algal blooms (Limnology)
Involvement can continue beyond the summer, as students may attend local and regional conferences and co-author scientific journal articles about their research.
More details about the program, including application instructions and materials, are available at stonelab.osu.edu/reu.
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 research, education, and outreach 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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