Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant Researcher Featured on Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs
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November 22, 2006
Stone Laboratory and Ohio Sea Grant researcher,
“Dirty Jobs” program host Mike Rowe and his crew follow Stanford for 10 hours as she catches and weighs snakes, and analyzes their vomit.
Stanford, who is working on her PhD at
This Dirty Jobs episode provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the world of research. “What’s great about this show for college students is they can see exactly what cool things they can do in Ohio State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, which is offered every summer at Stone Lab,” explains Stanford.
The REU, or Research Experience for
Undergraduates, Program at
Several undergraduate students have worked with Stanford the past few summers on her snake research, with some recent students signing on for a second summer. “This type of hands-on, real-world research experience isn’t available at many institutions at the undergraduate level,” she explains.
Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s Island Campus and Ohio Sea Grant’s research and education facility, provides Stanford with a perfect research base for studying the snakes.
“The Dirty Jobs segment was a
wonderful way to promote
For more information about the Stone Lab REU program, go to www.stonelab.osu.edu.
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