This is an opportunity for rising seniors to participate in hands-on research along side a scientist at the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL), Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), Savannah River Forest Station (SRFS), Savannah River Archeology Field Station (SRAFS), or USC-Aiken (USCA).

Project Research is a joint sponsorship program between the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC), SRL, SREL, SRFS, SRAFS, and USCA. Eighteen rising seniors will have the opportunity to work with a scientist for a six week period from June 8 to July 24. Participants will be assigned to work in the fields of ecology, microbiology, environmental science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or computer science.

Participating students will gain experience in various aspects of these scientific professions. Each student will be expected to keep a daily journal of his/her activities, and give weekly reports to other student participants. Each student will be required to submit a final report and prepare a proposal to present at the state Junior Academy of Science meeting. All students will be required to participate in the Science Forum sponsored by the CSRA Regional Science Fair Board of Directors. All participants will be required to attend the Spring 1995 Junior Academy of Science meeting whether or not they have been selected to present. Students will be paid a $600 stipend for participating in the program.

The program is open to rising high school seniors within the CSRA. Applicants should have a B+ average or better, and should have demonstrated an interest in science. Application deadline is March 18, 1994. Contact Dr. Jeff Priest or Ms. Gwen Johnson, RPSEC, for an application and more information at (803) 648-6851.

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