Field Museum Women in Science (FMWIS) and Women's Board of The Field Museum are proud to offer the 2014 Women in Science Internships. The internships are hosted in many departments throughout the Museum and aim to give young individuals the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the sciences. The 2014 FMWIS Internship Program hosted three high school and three undergraduate paid Read more about FMWIS Internships 2014 -- Hannah Davis
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Steph Morgan was the 2013 Field Museum Women in Science Undergraduate Intern, spending her time in the museum's insect collection. She made this short video about her month-long internship at the museum. Learn more about the Field Museum Women in Science. Read more about Working with Ants by Steph Morgan
Racquel Kelley was the 2013 Field Museum Women in Science High School Intern, spending her time in the museum's bird collection. She made this short video about her month-long internship at the museum. Learn more about the Field Museum Women in Science. Read more about Bird Prep 101 by Racquel Kelley
Today our 2013 Field Museum Women In Science (FMWIS) summer interns shared their summer research with the public. It was great fun to see our high school intern, Racquel Kelley, show off some of flesh eating beetles that clean the bones of the birds she is helping curate, and hear our undergraduate intern, Stephanie Morgan, get visitors of all ages excited about ants and the importance of our collections (see the associated photo). Read more about Meet the Field Museum Women In Science (FMWIS) Interns
On May 6, 2013, the Field Museum's Women in Science group was joined by Jan Lariviere to discuss why there are still fewer women than men in the upper ranks of academia and scientific research. Take a look/listen to some of the points and resources that were brought up in the course of the discussion. Read more about FMWIS: Why is the Pipeline So Leaky?
Species names are important, and much like the species they refer to, names often change over time, too. Taxonomists have been struggling to keep track of them all since the origins of natural history. Binomial nomenclature, the standardized way in which scientists name species, was a major breakthrough. Read more about Video: What's in a Name?
"The city is just a pseudo-cliff," says Mary Hennen, explaining a Peregrine falcon's perspective on Chicago's landscape. The narrow ledges of Chicago's skyscrapers make ideal nesting sites for Illinois's wild Peregrine falcons--a species that might not be absent from the state in the first place if not for the Chicago Peregrine Program (CPP). Mary Hennen is the Collections Assistant in the Field Museum's Bird Division in addition to being the CPP's Director. She attributes much of the program's success to hard-working researchers and volunteers. Read more about Video: Recovering Peregrines with Mary
Janet Voight does much of her research over a mile below the surface of the ocean, where amazing creatures can be found near hydrothermal vents. Here, she recounts being chief scientist on the submersible ALVIN during dive #3939 in 2003. Read more about Video: Getting to Know the Deep Sea
Inside The Field Museum there are several laboratories where scientists do their research projects. Visit the Paleontolgy lab where vertebrate fossil preparator Akiko Shinya works on fossils. You may also get to see a very good looking Psittacosaur! Read more about Video: Fossils, Rocks & Akiko