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Interview with Dr. Frank Quinn

4 | Advice for students

What advice would you give a student who is interested in studying the Great Lakes?
Many opportunities exist for students. GLERL receives a lot of inquiries from students who are looking for data for their own high school science projects. In the past, students have conducted science projects on why the lake levels go up and down, where ice forms on the lakes every winter, and what kind of aquatic animals are found in the lakes.

As for college, a student can persue a wide variety of degrees, including Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Biology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Chemistry, Atmospheric Sciences, and Water Resources Policy.

Click for larger image. The key to preparing for a career on the Great Lakes is to take science and math courses while in high school! GLERL also has tours and open houses so students can see what the Great Lakes researchers do. A student who is especially focused can apply for our summer internship program; it's a good way for a student to determine if he or she really likes this kind of work.

Listen! Great advice for students! (15 seconds)

We consider this fun! It's not only work, but an avocation that we all really enjoy. That's one of the things that we really try to get across to students -- that science is really fun!

Graphic: GLERL's Ann Arbor office.

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