Vertebrate Paleontology rallies to create virtual labs for OEB course

May 4, 2020
Lab 3D screenshot
Phil Fahn-Lai, Stephanie Pierce Lab grad student and OEB Teaching Fellow, rose to the challenge when all Harvard courses went online earlier this spring. A significant component to OEB 126 Vertebrate Paleontology, is handling MCZ fossils during in-person labs. When Phil learned students would no longer be on campus for these labs, he spent his last few days on campus scanning as many fossil specimens as possible. He then designed an interactive website for visualizing vertebrate evolutionary anatomy in 3D. Phil is also a Learning Lab Graduate Fellow and you can read more about this accomplishment and resource through The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning website.