Stone Lab selects research interns


COLUMBUS — 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, OSU’s island campus on Lake Erie.


This year’s awardees are Stacey Clay, a forestry, fisheries and wildlife major at OSU, from South Vienna, Ohio. Kearstin Findley, an evolution and ecology major at Rockford University, from Rockford, Illinois.

Alex Johnson, an environmental science major at Cleveland State University, from Huron, Ohio. Madeline Lambrix, an Environmental Science major at OSU, from Parma, Ohio.

Camille Manoukian, a Public Health major at OSU from Needham, Massachusetts.

Taylor Michael, a biology major at Kent State University from Mantua, Ohio. Marissa Musk, a clinical laboratory sciences major at Michigan State University, from Muskegon, Michigan.

Andrew Oppliger, a forestry, fisheries and wildlife major at OSU, from Westerville, Ohio.

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.

More information on Stone Lab’s REU program can be found at


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