Students Encouraged to Apply for Summer Science Program

Posted: May 1, 2013

Gannon University encourages current High school sophomores and juniors who excel in the sciences are encouraged to apply for Gannon University's Regional Summer School of Excellence.
The Regional Summer School of Excellence allows students in Erie, Warren and Crawford counties 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.

There is no cost to participate and lunches are provided at no cost. Students are encouraged to apply on or before June 14.
The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8-12 and July 15-19. Goals include:

  • To allow students to work collaboratively with other students who also have an interest in the sciences.

  • To provide students a challenging, educational and fun experience that incorporates standard methods and techniques for researching environmental health problems.

  • To help students become more familiar with life science applications in medicine, public health, epidemiology, toxicology, environmental health, zoology, ecology, limnology, histology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, physics and embryology.

  • To introduce students to methods and techniques related to ecological sampling, water chemistry, lake pollution and population dynamics, eutrophication, air pollution and acid rain.

  • To allow students to work on college-level lab and research projects.
    For more information on the program or for an application, contact Stan Zagorski, program director and professor, Gannon biology department, at 814-871-7641, or contact the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit at 814-734-5610.
    The Regional Summer School of Excellence is sponsored by Gannon University, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit.