We're highlighting women in science at The Field Museum and their diverse areas of research, paths to working in science, and their advice for future scientists. Hear from Chief Preparator, Fossil Vertebrates, Akiko Shinya: How did you get to where you are? Read more about Women in Science: Akiko Shinya, Fossil Preparator
Blogs & Videos: Fossils
We're highlighting women artists at The Field Museum and exploring the intersection of art and science. Hear from Ann Prazer, exhibitions mount shop crew leader and mountmaker: How did you get your start as an artist? I have a BFA in Studio Art, with a concentration in both painting and photography. I’ve worked at art galleries, for photographers, and stumbled into this job because I had metalworking experience and had taken classes in museum studies. What does your job entail? What’s your day-to-day like? Read more about Women in Art: Ann Prazer, Mountmaker
Eric Gorscak is a postdoctoral researcher at The Field Museum focusing on African dinosaurs and paleobiogeography of the southern continents. Read more about Tyrannosaur Relatives of SUE
Scott Lidgard is the MacArthur Associate Curator of Fossil Invertebrates and Paul Mayer is the Collections Manager, Fossil Invertebrates in the Gantz Family Collections. Read more about Tully Monster: Vertebrate or Enigma?
We're highlighting women artists at The Field Museum and exploring the intersection of art and science. Hear from Adrienne Stroup, geology collections assistant and freelance scientific illustrator: Read more about Women in Art: Adrienne Stroup, Geology Collections Assistant
In science, we're constantly striving to make new discoveries and gain a better understanding of life, nature, and the world around us. Watch as some of our science communicators and experts take us on a tour through the Evolving Planet exhibition, showcasing just a few of many science facts you can find here. At The Field Museum, we're always doing research and learning more, and we invite you to be curious and explore the facts alongside us. Read more about Facts Matter at The Field Museum
The use of the words “fact”, “hypothesis”, and “theory” in science can be confusing, especially if conducting research isn’t your everyday job! But these terms have specific meanings, and they’re part of an important process that scientists use to gather information about the world around us. First, some quick definitions—here’s how scientists at The Field Museum (and around the world) use these terms: Read more about What Do We Mean When We Talk About Facts in Science?
This post was written by Adrienne Stroup, a Geology Collections Assistant and scientific illustrator. Read more about Picturing the Past Through Scientific Illustration
We’re confident dinosaurs didn't attract their mates with flowers and chocolates, but it’s hard to say for sure what DID go down. Once you look past the commercialism, Valentine’s Day boils down to the irrepressible natural forces of affection and desire. Underlying these forces is our drive to reproduce—so it may be timely to ask what we know about dinosaur reproduction. Read more about How Did Dinosaurs Woo Their Mates?
It's been an exciting year here at The Field Museum: we explored nature and culture all around the globe, continued making discoveries within our collections, and invited visitors to learn with us. To stay in touch and see what we're up to in 2017, sign up for our newsletter at fieldmuseum.org/newsletter and become a member at fieldmuseum.org/membership. Read more about 2016 By The Numbers