Statement of Purpose

We intend to bring together students interested in paleontology, give them hands-on experience and useful skills, and provide them guidance for a promising future in paleontology.

PaleoClub is an RSO here on campus which brings together individuals interested in paleontology. We hope to foster a community of budding paleontologists and casual enthusiasts alike. We host talks by paleontologists as well as tutorials teaching our members skills relevant to the field. Our events thus far have included movie nights, a trip the Field Museum, and lab tours. We have also hosted a variety of speakers including Dr. Paul Sereno and Dr. Zhe-Xi Luo. In the near future we are planning to attend a paleontology conference, develop a community outreach program, and go on a dig! 




Field Museum collections tour, talks including those by Paul, Luo and paleontology graduate/postdoctoral students, and dino movie nights! 

PaleoClub in the press

Guest lecture from Paleontologist and Tinker fellow Diego Pol.

The students of paleoclub learning illustration techniques from staff member Erin Fitzgerald.