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.

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