Aki Watanabe, a student in the comparative biology doctoral program at the American Museum of Natural History's Richard Gilder Graduate School, was recently chosen as a beta-tester for Google Glass. Here, Aki gives his Glass to paleontology collections manager Carl Mehling for a behind-the-scenes look at the Big Bone Room, which houses some of the largest items in the Museum's paleontology collection.
Using the latest 3D printing technology and dinosaur fossils from the Museum’s paleontology collections, a group of high school students recently spent two weeks producing models of dinosaurs—and learning to think like paleontologists—as part of the innovative program “Capturing Dinosaurs: Reconstructing Extinct Species Through Digital Fabrication.”
Twelve student scientists were recognized today at an awards ceremony and luncheon as winners of the American Museum of Natural History’s 16th Annual Young Naturalist Awards, a nationwide science-based research competition for students in grades 7 through 12 supported by Alcoa Foundation.
The Museum's Youth Initiatives group has been developing a new Youth Advisory, a group to help us think about how to expand digital programs that teach science here at the Museum. The Youth Advisory's recent mission: to write a Want Ad that telegraphs what you want from digital-media infused science programs at the American Museum of Natural History.