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Friends of Stone Lab award Stone Laboratory Scholarships to State Science Day Competitors

12:00 pm, Mon May 14, 2018 – The Friends of Stone Lab (FOSL) awarded 16 Stone Lab scholarships to exceptional high school students at the 2018 State Science Day

Columbus Friends of Stone Laboratory (FOSL) awarded Stone Laboratory scholarships to 16 high school students from across the state at the 2018 State Science Day, held May 12, 2018 at The Ohio State University.

Each student receives free room and board for a one-week course held at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, a value of $450. The scholarship can be used up to three calendar years after it is awarded.

Since 1996, the nonprofit group FOSL has awarded scholarships to more than 200 top State Science Day participants to allow them to experience hands-on science at The Ohio State University’s Stone Lab.

The 2018 recipients are:

Olivia Bartlett, Carroll High School, Dayton
Biofiltration of heavy metals using brewer’s yeast and seaweed

Alexandra Cox, Alliance High School, Alliance
Can furrows and cow manure compost be added to hydrophobic soil to improve water absorption?

Mohit Dighamber, Sycamore High School, Cincinnati
Optimizing microbial bioremediation to enhance hydrocarbon removal

Ginny Faeth, Columbian High School, Tiffin
The effect of antibiotics on bacteria in soil

Abigail Jones, Lehman Catholic High School, Sidney
The effects of isoflavones on the inhibitory effects of nitrogen on soybeans

Yakai Kamara, Horizon Science Academy, Columbus
The effect of temperature on freshwater plain pocketbook mussels’ ability to filter water

Caroline Karbowski, Summit Country Day School, Cincinnati
Droplet vitrification – a favorable method of cryopreservation for Deeringothamnus rugelii (Rugel’s pawpaw), Deeringothamnus pulchellus (royal false pawpaw), and Asimina tetramera (four-petal pawpaw)

Willow Kenneda, Williamsburg High School, Williamsburg
Cleaning of Ohio’s runoff water using plants

Aleacia Laird, Global Impact STEM Academy, Springfield
Antibiotic properties of different herbs

Hayley Milliron, Global Impact STEM Academy, Springfield
Antibiotic properties of animal saliva

Travis O’Leary, Carroll High School, Dayton
Liquid nitrogen: an effective agent for fighting coal mine fires

Bryan Rego, The University School, Chagrin Falls
Microplastic consumption by freshwater mussels in a mesocosm

Madison Sanders, Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights
Measuring water toxicity using Daphnia magna

Jordan Skates, Pettisville High School, Pettisville
Resurvey of fish species in three agricultural freshwater ecosystems in Fulton County, Ohio 2014-2017

Anru Tian, Athens High School, Athens
Starch statoliths in Arabidopsis (rock cress)

Kayla Wyse, Pettisville High School, Pettisville
Preference of Myzus persicae (peach-potato aphid) to Cucurbita pepo (field pumpkin), Cucurbita moschata (crookneck pumpkin), Cucurbita maxima (pumpkin)

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is The Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education, research and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For more information, visit

FOSL is non-profit group dedicated to donating time and money to assist with the lab’s educational, outreach, and research programs through volunteerism and financial donation. Since its creation in 1981, FOSL has raised more than $1.3 million in endowments, purchased equipment and supported scholarships for more than 1,000 students, and funded research assistants and visiting professors. Information about joining FOSL can be found at

ARTICLE TITLE: Friends of Stone Lab award Stone Laboratory Scholarships to State Science Day Competitors PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Mon May 14, 2018 | MODIFIED: 2:57 pm, Tue May 22, 2018
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also produces online events like the Freshwater Science webinar series and other outreach events, and manages social media for Ohio Sea Grant.