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WWU Professor Uses Lasers and 3D Printers to Bring Western’s Fossil Collection into the Digital Era

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:24pm

 

Lasers, 3D printers and million-year-old fossils are bringing together high tech and ancient creatures in a digitization project by Assistant Professor of Geology Robyn Dahl.

Dahl uses laser scans to make 3D computer models of the specimens from the department’s fossil collection. Those scans can then be input into 3D printers so students can have tangible items for study, while the 3D models are viewable online in what Dahl calls “the YouTube of digital fossil scans.”          

Geology's Sean Mulcahy has paper published in 'Tectonics'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:13am

WWU Assistant Professor of Geology Sean Mulcahy has had his paper, "Early Onset of Franciscan Subduction" published in the journal Tectonics.