Museum of Nature & Science First: UT Dallas Students,
Faculty Contribute to Exhibit Content
Aug. 14, 2007
Three students and two faculty members at The University of Texas at Dallas are content contributors for an exhibit at the Museum of Nature & Science (MNS), Dallas that focuses on optical illusions and why they occur. It is the first time the MNS has worked with university students to develop content.
The “MixedSignals: A Visual Neurobiological Experience” feature was created by Eugene McDermott Scholars Katie Enderle, Jonathan Lane and Adam Raw with faculty assistance from Dr. Russell Hulse and Dr. Michael Kilgard.
A part of the permanent collection, the 2,000-square-foot exhibit is currently on display in the Large West Gallery of the MNS Science Building and will remain there until the end of the year.
Enderle will begin her junior year as an electrical engineering major at UT Dallas in August. In May, both Lane and Raw graduated. Lane received two degrees, one in mathematics and one in computer science. Raw earned a chemistry degree. Both are pursuing graduate degrees at other universities. Hulse is a professor in the University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Kilgard is an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
In 2006, the Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Children’s Museum merged to become the Museum of Nature & Science. The museum is currently located in Fair Park and has plans to build a new facility in Victory Park in the coming years.
UT Dallas’ Eugene McDermott Scholars Program provides full scholarships and unique cultural and civic opportunities to academically talented high school students.
Contact Beth Keithly, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4568, [email protected]