Study at Ohio State’s Stone Lab

Stone Lab

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — Applications are open for 2018 classes for high school students, college students, teachers and the public at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie.


Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer science classes on subjects such as aquatic biology, behavioral ecology, and field zoology. Credits are transferable to most U.S. colleges.

Introductory courses are open to advanced high school students — sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have already taken biology — as well as to college undergraduates in any major, while the wide-variety of upper-level courses are ideal for science majors looking for practical experience in their chosen field.

Water quality

New to Stone Lab this year is Water Quality Management, a one-week, 2-credit upper-level course exploring the physical, chemical and biological aspects of water quality.

This includes how the natural watershed processes drive the functioning of lakes and rivers and how humans affect water quality.


Stone Lab also offers professional development for educators who are seeking to earn graduate credit or continuing education units toward licensure renewal and workshops on topics such as bird banding, fish sampling and algae identification.


A full course listing is available at, and students can apply at Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


Stone Lab awards more than $40,000 in scholarships each year based on both academic merit and financial need.

Scholarships range from $100 to $2,500 per student to help offset the costs of tuition, room and meals. The scholarship deadline is March 1 for college students and March 13, for high school students.

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The competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program is a full scholarship open to college science majors. The REU deadline is Feb. 5.

For information on Stone Laboratory, visit


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