High School Students Encouraged To Apply For Summer Science Program At Gannon

RSSE 2013Posted: April 27, 2015

Gannon University's Regional Summer School of Excellence encourages 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 Regional Summer School of Excellence allows 40 students from the tri-state area that are 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.

The program will be held from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6-17.

During the program, students will:

  • work collaboratively with three Gannon faculty members and five 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, environmental health, zoology, ecology, limnology, histology, analytical chemistry and microbiology.

  • 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 June 8. Students must provide their own transportation.

For more information about the camp please contact: Stanley J. Zagorski at 814-871-7641 or zagorski001@gannon.edu.

Applications are available here.

The Regional Summer School of Excellence is sponsored by Gannon University, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit.