COLUMBUS – Stone Laboratory welcomes college undergraduates to apply for its 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program. Applications are due by February 5, 2018.
Students selected for the REU program receive a full scholarship, including lab fee, room, meals and in-state tuition for the 2-credit research experience and a 4-credit, five-week course at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.
Undergraduates from any U.S. college may apply for this competitive, comprehensive research opportunity. The students chosen will learn how to conduct scientific research in the field alongside top scientists. The program runs concurrently with the five-week college term at Stone Lab from June 17 through July 21, 2018, and REU students must be enrolled in one of the courses offered during that term.
“Our REU program gives students the chance to conduct research on Great Lakes issues such as algal blooms, invasive and endangered species, and fisheries management,” said Stone Laboratory Research Coordinator Justin Chaffin. “Stone Lab’s location on Gibraltar and South Bass Islands makes it ideal for those seeking hands-on experience in scientific fields.”
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, students give final presentations to their peers and the public via webinar. Visit the REU website to see research focus themes for this year.
REU applicants must submit their applications by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on February 5, 2018. Selections will be made by the end of March. Application requirements and more information can be found at go.osu.edu/reu.
Those selected for REUs must pay a $60 application fee to The Ohio State University. This will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the program.
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.