Eight undergraduate students, four Ohio State students and four students from other Midwestern colleges, have been selected for Stone Laboratory's 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program.
The five-week program is a competitive, comprehensive research internship that gives students the chance to conduct scientific research in the field alongside top scientists from June 18 through July 22 at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie.
Among this year's awardees is Taylor Michael of Mantua, a biology major at Kent State University. Michael will be studying field zoology.
REU students receive a full scholarship to Stone Lab, including lab fee, room and meals and in-state tuition for the two-credit research experience and a four-credit, five-week course. The program runs concurrently with Stone Lab's five-week summer term.
Students spend their non-class days focused on research, working closely with their supervisors to design an experiment, collect samples and analyze data. At the end of the program, they give a final presentation to their peers and the public.