Rebecca prepares specimens for research and collections, trains interns and volunteers in the mammal prep lab, and has co-authored research on a new rodent species. Read more about Women in Science and Art: Rebecca Banasiak, Mammals Collections Assistant and Preparator
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Akiko Shinya prepares vertebrate fossils for research, prospects and excavates fossils, conserves specimens, and works with volunteers and students in the lab. Read more about Women in Science: Akiko Shinya, Fossil Preparator
Evolutionary biologist and entomologist Corrie Moreau has traveled to remote tropical locations to collect ant specimens, made new scientific discoveries, and continues to support and mentor students and young scientists through her work with the Field Museum Women In Science program. Read more about Women in Science: Corrie Moreau, Evolutionary Biologist and Entomologist
Ann Prazer makes mounts in the shop, helps install exhibits, and transports and handles precious artifacts within the Museum. Read more about Women in Art: Ann Prazer, Mountmaker
Lesley de Souza does field work in the Amazon basin of South America, exploring waterways for fish species and working alongside indigenous communities. Read more about Women in Science: Lesley de Souza, Conservation Biologist
Peggy Macnamara is the Artist in Resident at the Museum, where she illustrates specimens and scenes of the natural world, as well as teaches art classes. Read more about Women in Art: Peggy Macnamara, Artist in Residence
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 Alaka Wali, curator of North American anthropology collections: How did you get to where you are? Read more about Women in Science: Alaka Wali, Curator of North American Anthropology
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
This post was written by Adrienne Stroup, a Geology Collections Assistant and scientific illustrator. Read more about Picturing the Past Through Scientific Illustration
In 1936, Ruth Harkness - a dressmaker from New York -- set off to China in search of the rare, elusive Giant Panda. Her goal? Bring one back alive to share the wonder of China's wildlife with the western world. She became the first explorer to do so, and so set in motion a public fascination with these creatures that continues 80 years later.
Additional images c/o Ruth Harkness, "The Lady and the Panda," 1938, and the Chicago Zoological Society.
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