Lake Erie Center


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6200 Bayshore Road
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: 419.530.8360
Fax: 419.530.8399

The Lake Erie Center is open to the public
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tours offered Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program



The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center 2015 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

REU Tagline

Students will partner with scientists, engineers, graduate students, and agency professionals in the Engineering, Geography & Environmental Sciences Departments at The University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center to conduct cutting-edge research on important land-lake environmental challenges: 

Harmful Algal Blooms – In summer 2014 the city of Toledo had a water crisis, during which 500,000 could not drink the water for 3 days. Students will study the source of nutrients that lead to HABs, the way in which HABs form, and what can be done once a HAB has contaminated the public’s drinking water.

Invasive Species – Asian Carps, Zebra & Quagga Mussels, Gobies – Students will study the ecology of invasive species that are overrunning Great Lakes’ ecosystems.

Climate Change – Climate Change threatens ecosystems worldwide. Students will investigate the way that climate change is threatening the Great Lakes.

9 Weeks ⋅ $4725 Stipend  Room & Board 
Travel Allowance  June 1 - July 31

REU Past Students

Click Here to Apply Online!

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015

Lake Erie Center

The Lake Erie Center is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach facility dedicated to solving environmental problems in The Great Lakes

 Past REU Program Information:

2007 REU Program
2006 REU Program
2005 REU Program
Last Updated: 8/18/17