Fossils meet 3D Technology
Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Lyman Barnes announced today that the Gloucester County Library System Mullica Hill Library's MakerStudio@GCLS will host Rowan University paleontologists Dr. Paul Ullmann and Dr. Kristin Voegele on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 pm.
The paleontologists will explain how 3D laser scanning and printing of Late Cretaceous Period fossils is used for scientific study and outreach at the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park. Drs. Ullmann and Voegele will provide an overview of the fossil park, discuss the types of fossils being recovered, and explain how the 3D technologies work. Some fossils and their 3D-printed replicas will be displayed, and 3D printing will be demonstrated. A time for questions and answers will follow.
Space is limited and registration is requested. To register, please visit the library’s website at www.gcls.org/calendar or call the library at 856-223-6050.
ABOUT Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University.
The Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University offers a unique window into a pivotal moment in the earth’s history. The science in progress at the fossil site holds the possibility of unlocking one of the most enduring mysteries about dinosaur extinction, and will enhance the reputation of this region across the globe.
The opportunity to develop this site promises to make Rowan University the place for experiential education, while rallying a community around the pride of their fossil heritage and the excitement of discovery. Rowan graduates Jean and Ric Edelman understood this vision, and earlier this fall made a gift of $25 million to the fossil park for construction of a world class museum and visitor center at the 65-acre site.
ABOUT MakerStudio@GCLS and the GCLS Mullica Hill Library.
The MakerStudio@GCLS is public makerspace located at the GCLS Mullica Hill Library that provides access to cutting edge technology such as 3D Printers, virtual reality development kits, a digital media lab, vinyl cutting machine, Arduino microcontrollers, and much more. Our goal is to foster creative-thinking in young and old alike and encourage community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mechanics (STEAM).
The GCLS Mullica Hill Library, a branch of the Gloucester County Library System, is located at 389 Wolfert Station Road in Mullica Hill, NJ.