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 2015-2017

Lake Erie Center

Students were partnered with scientists, engineers, graduate students, and agency professionals to conduct cutting-edge research on important land-lake environmental challenges.

This was a three year program ending in 2017.
Check back for a potential renewal program beginning in Summer 2019.

REU in the News!

LEC's REU students highlighted in news article by Tom Henry, 
The Blade, July 5, 2016
LEC's REU students highlighted in news article by Christine Long,
UT News, July 6, 2016.
WTOL 11 News reports on UT's REU students summer research at LEC. 
REU research 2016

  • Fun, Exciting, Meaningful Field & Lab Research
  • Build the skills for your dream career
  • Develop life-long connections with top scientists, faculty, engineers, grad students & agencies
  • Fields: Environmental Sciences, Biology, Engineering, 
    Chemistry, Geography, GIS
  • Study and help combat environmental problems:
         Harmful Algal Blooms       Climate Change
         Invasive Species               Water Quality
  • Use & Apply Top Technology: Sensor networks, water quality, environmental DNA, next-gen sequencing, Geographic Information Systems, ROVs, drones, etc.
  • Field trips: canoeing, lake sampling, wetlands
  • Opportunities to earn research credits are available

REU students were housed in University of Toledo dormitories
provided a $5000 stipend to cover living expenses and food. 

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

Last Updated: 2/12/18