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
Blogs & Videos: Women in Science
Dr. Janet Voight settles the eternal debate about the plural form of "octopus," and becomes my new favorite person. Read more about Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex
Wherein we discuss the underrated smell of dead chipmunks. Read more about Chicago Adventure, Part Six: The Spice of Life
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
Wherein *BRAIN ASPLODE* Read more about Chicago Adventure, Part Five: The Platypus, The Skin, & The Cold
Wherein we explore tiny skeletons and adaptive evolution. Read more about Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons
Wherein Emily sees things she had only ever read about in books. Check out the Hammerhead Bat story on NPR! Hyonk hyonk! : Read more about Chicago Adventure, Part One: Beetles 'n Bats
Are condors more closely related to hawks or to storks? New research constantly changes our understanding of how birds are related to each other. At the Field Museum, Shannon Hackett, John Bates, and Dave Willard keep close eyes on avian systematics, the study of evolutionary relationships among birds. In the past few years, Shannon has collaborated with researchers from other institutions on the Early Bird project to ask big-picture question of how all birds fit on the avian tree of life. Read more about Video: The Birds and the Trees
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?