HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM AT GANNON
Posted: May 23, 2014
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 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.
The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11 and
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, 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
There is no cost to participate and lunches are provided at no
cost. Students are encouraged to apply on or before June 15th. Students must provide their own
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.