Another year brings another exciting Stone Lab Winter Program. This year the free event is taking place at the Longaberger Alumni House on February 19 at 7 p.m. with programming running until 9:30 p.m. Join Researchers, students, and faculty in getting a glimpse at the accomplishments of Ohio State University’s research facility.
Attendees will hear short presentations from Dr. Chris Winslow, director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab; Dr. Thomas Hall, president of Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL); Dr. Janet Weisenberger, senior associate vice president for research; Dr. Jeff Sharp, director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources; Dr. Randy Moses, interim senior vice president for research, and Andrew Oppliger, an Ohio State student and participant in Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).
This year’s keynote speaker will be the Director of the Wilma H. Shiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park and Ohio State professor, Dr. Mažeika Sullivan. Sullivan joined Ohio State in 2008 and has been director of the 52-acre Wetland Research Park since 2014. His research is primarily focused on the conservation and ecology of aquatic and river/stream-based ecosystems, and he does much of his research with the Stream and River Ecology (STRIVE) Lab.
The Winter Program is an opportunity for members of the Ohio State community and for the public as a whole to help support research at Stone Laboratory through purchasing Stone Lab merchandise and by participation in a short silent auction. Last year’s Winter Program raised over $1,500 for Stone Lab programs and scholarships. Attendees will also learn about Stone Lab’s summer courses and field trip programs.
The evening is open to the public and completely free. Refreshments will be provided by FOSL.