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
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
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.