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 July 14-20.
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 transportation.
For more information on the program or for an application, contact Stan Zagorski, program director
and professor, Gannon biology department, at 814-871-7641.
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