Recent Student Projects

Students are involved in every aspect of museum curation and exhibition activities and use museum collections and materials as the basis for undergraduate research projects. Museum personnel also assist students with the identification and proper preparation of specimens collected for undergraduate research projects. The museum also serves as a repository for voucher material that documents student and faculty research activities.

36.jpgCaitlin Brown (‘10) paints and inserts replacement teeth into the Museum’s restored African lion skull.

Mbimg 47aClare Welch (‘16) locates “Types” in the N.D. Greene Herbarium as part of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to post on the Web high resolution images of specimens.

Mbimg 61Robert Stanley (‘16) identifies and organizes preserved dragonflies from the Arthropod Collection.

Mbimg 59Lisa Maehara (‘10) identifies parasitic micro-organisms mounted on microscope slides so they can be added to the Museum’s animal parasite collection.

Mbimg 55Adam Marsh (‘11) reunited the restored skull of a Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) with its body. The completed skeleton is on display in the front case of the Museum.

Mbimg 45Nick Anderson (‘14) identifies beetles in the Museum’s Arthropod Collection.