Webb Students to Present at National Paleo Conference
This week seven Webb students, Alf Museum Collections Manager Gabe Santos, and Alf Museum Director Dr. Don Lofgren will attend the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) meeting in Calgary in order to participate in various research presentations. At SVP, students will see research presentations by paleontologists from all over the world and thus experience how recently complied scientific data is disseminated to the scientific community.
Webb students were coauthors on two abstracts: 1) “Mammalian biostratigraphy of high elevation Tertiary strata in the Gravelly Range of SW Montana,” by D. Lofgren, D. Hanneman, J, Bibbens ‘18, B. Kong ‘18, and A, Tarakji ’18; and 2) “A new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah,” by N. Carroll, A. Farke, S. Chai ‘17, and A. Oei ‘18.
The Webb seniors attending are: J. Bibbens, A. Tarakji, P. Raus, E. Lee, A. Bi, K. Henry, and B. Kong.
The paleontological research program at Webb continues to flourish as 58 Webb students have now coauthored a paper published in a paleontological research journal. Of the total number of 34 papers that have appeared, 22 were published in the last five years. The Webb Schools is the only high school in the United States with a nationally accredited natural history museum on its campus.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”