Gannon University's Regional Summer School of Excellence
encourages high school students interested in the sciences and who
would like to study health effect related to environmental issues,
to apply for the two-week program. The program will be held from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11 and July 14-20.
The Regional Summer School of Excellence allows 40 northwest
Pennsylvania current high school sophomores and juniors to
participate in two weeks of intensive laboratory and field site
study in the life sciences. Students work aboard Gannon
University's research vessel, the Environaut, while studying Lake
Erie and Presque Isle Bay.
Work collaboratively with Gannon faculty members and
college students, as well as with fellow high school students who
also have an interest in the sciences.
Learn standard methods and techniques for researching
environmental health problems such as water chemistry, lake
pollution and population dynamics, eutrophication, air pollution
and acid rain.
Become more familiar with life science applications in
medicine, public health, epidemiology, toxicology, environmental health, zoology, ecology, limnology,
histology, analytical chemistry, microbiology and embryology.
Work on college-level lab and research projects.
Explore career opportunities in the fields of chemistry,
biological sciences, medicine and public health.
There is no cost to participate and lunches are provided at no
cost. Students are encouraged to apply on or before May 30th.
Students must provide their own transportation.
For more information on the program or for an application,
contact Stan Zagorski, program director and professor, Gannon
biology department, at 814-871-7641.
The Regional Summer School of Excellence is sponsored by Gannon
University, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
and the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit.