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Stone Laboratory Awards Scholarships for 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Students

10:01 am, Thu May 4, 2017 – Eight students have been selected for Stone Laboratory’s 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program

COLUMBUS – Eight outstanding undergraduate students — four Ohio State students and four students from other Midwestern colleges — have been selected for Stone Laboratory’s 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program.

The five-week program is a competitive, comprehensive research internship that gives students the chance to conduct scientific research in the field alongside top scientists from June 18 through July 22, 2017 at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.

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The eight 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) scholarship recipients will spend five weeks at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, completing a research project and taking a college course for credit.

This year’s awardees are:

  • Stacey Clay, a Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife major at The Ohio State University from South Vienna, Ohio. Clay will be studying birds.
  • Kearstin Findley, an Evolution and Ecology major at Rockford University from Rockford, Illinois. Findley will be studying fisheries.
  • Alex Johnson, an Environmental Science major at Cleveland State University from Huron, Ohio. Johnson will be studying water quality.
  • Madeline Lambrix, an Environmental Science major at The Ohio State University from Parma, Ohio. Lambrix will be studying water quality.
  • Camille Manoukian, a Public Health major at The Ohio State University from Needham, Mass. Manoukian will be studying plants.
  • Taylor Michael, a Biology major at Kent State University from Mantua, Ohio. Michael will be studying field zoology.
  • Marissa Musk, a Clinical Laboratory Sciences major at Michigan State University from Muskegon, Mich. Musk will be studying water quality.
  • Andrew Oppliger, a Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife major at The Ohio State University from Westerville, Ohio. Oppliger will be studying fish.

REU students receive a full scholarship to Stone Lab, including lab fee, room and meals and in-state tuition for the 2-credit research experience and a 4-credit, five-week course. The program runs concurrently with Stone Lab’s five-week summer term. Students spend their non-class days focused on research, working closely with their supervisors to design an experiment, collect samples and analyze data. At the end of the program, they give a final presentation to their peers and the public.

More information on Stone Lab’s REU program can be found at go.osu.edu/reu.

To make a donation to REU scholarships, visit go.osu.edu/slgift. REU Scholarships are funded through three Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) endowments: the John L. Crites Research Experience Forum Fellowship Endowment, the Thomas Huxley Langlois Research Fellowship Endowment and the F.T. Stone Laboratory Research Endowment.


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.

ARTICLE TITLE: Stone Laboratory Awards Scholarships for 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Students PUBLISHED: 10:01 am, Thu May 4, 2017 | MODIFIED: 9:24 am, Wed May 10, 2017
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