High school sophomores and juniors who excel in the sciences are encouraged to apply for Gannon University’s Regional Summer School of Excellence. The program is free and is open to students in Erie, Warren and Crawford counties.

Gannon’s Regional Summer School of Excellence allows students to participate in two weeks of intensive laboratory and field site study in the life sciences. The program also will be offered the week of July 16-20.

The program offers a challenging, educational and fun experience that incorporates standard methods and techniques for researching environmental health problems. Students become more familiar with life science applications in medicine, public health, epidemiology, toxicology, environmental health, zoology, ecology, limnology, histology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, physics and embryology.

In addition, students are introduced to methods and techniques related to ecological sampling, water chemistry, lake pollution and population dynamics, eutrophication, air pollution and acid rain.

For more information or to apply, contact Stan Zagorski, program director and professor, Gannon biology department, at 814-871-7641, or contact the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit at 814-734-5610.