Discovery Room

Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

October 1, 2016 - June 1, 2017

2016-2017 Event Dates
The dates for the upcoming school year will be announced in August.

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Meet the Scientist

Dr. Eugenia Gold

“Think like a T. Rex: Bird Brains””

Saturday, June 4th
Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm

Eugenia Gold

Eugenia Gold was born in Argentina and moved to the US when she was very little. She has liked dinosaurs her whole life and recently earned her Ph.D. from Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History. Eugenia studies brain evolution in theropod dinosaurs using new imaging tools like CT and PET scanning to understand how the evolution of flight changed the brain. Her field work has taken her to Arizona and Mongolia, and she looks forward to going to Utah this summer. 

Eugenia recently premiered a bilingual science blog for kids. Check it out here:

Meet the Scientist programs are for visitors 7 years old and older.