Summer School of Excellence Accepting Applications

Published 05/19 2014 02:32PM

Updated 05/19 2014 02:34PM

Erie, PA; Gannon University’s Regional Summer School of Excellence encourages high school 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 program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11 and July 14-20.

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.

During the program, students will:

 Work collaboratively with Gannon faculty members and 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 health.

There is no cost to participate and lunches are provided at no cost. Students are encouraged to
apply on or before May 30th. 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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