Saturday, April 24, 2010

Summer Research Opportunity in Climate Change

This 10-week summer undergraduate research program (June 1st - August 6th) provides undergraduate science students with research experience and professional skills development. Students spend the summer at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi conducting research mentored by a faculty member. Participating students receive field trip experiences, free on-campus housing, partial travel reimbursement, and a $4600 stipend.

For more information and to apply (May 7th deadline) for this program, visit the website at:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ashland science students take part in College research symposium

The College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University just held its Student Research and Creative Activity Symposium.  Students conducting independent scholarship from all disciplines of the College had the opportunity to present their work in one combined symposium.  We had 16 science students give poster and Powerpoint presentations along with many other students from the social sciences, arts and humanities.

It was a fantastic event, and a great opportunity for students to share the results of their independent study.  Here are a couple of images from the poster session, with more pictures and video to come soon.

We had a large crowd for the entire poster session

Toxicology major Daphne Guinn and Chemistry Professor Jeff Weidenhamer

Toxicology major Jackie Skiba (left) and Biology major Amy Drossman (right)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Science students admitted to summer research internships

This is an exciting time of year as our students hear back from summer research programs to which they have applied.  Daphne Guinn, a third year Toxicology major, will be heading to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this summer to conduct research in their Molecular Bioscience Program.  This is a 10-week program funded by the National Science Foundation that provides housing, meals, travel expenses and a stipend.  Another one of our Toxicology majors, Phillip Wages, took part in this same program last year.  Daphne has already been performing research at Ashland University on the toxicity of metals in children's jewelry.

And Katie Huff, a second year Biology major, will be conducting research on Lake Erie fishes with Dr. Tom Simon at The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratories on Gibraltor Island as part of its summer research program.  Katie will also be taking coursework during her time on the Island.  Stone Labs is the Country's oldest freshwater research station, and has an active summer research program.

There will also be about a dozen students conducting research in our own Kettering Science Center this summer.  Check back soon for news on these students and their research.