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Gallery Spring 2007

The ELT students and faculty are involved with many different academic and co-cirricular activities every year. This is a gallery of images from the Spring Semester 2007. If you want to see what we were up to in the fall, go to our Fall Semester 2006 page.

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Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, February 24, 2007


ELT freshman visit the National Museum of Natural History to get a better understanding of the modern and ancient Earth.


Current ELT sophomore Susan Dymala is "on display" at the museum, working on a Miocene whale in the Fossil Lab.

Phylogenetic Analysis of the Solanicephala, February 27, 2007


The Solanicephala (better known as "potato heads") serve as model organisms for the ELT freshmen as they learn about the methods of phylogenetic analysis.

GEOL 288 Field Natural History and Astronomy of Arizona, March 16-25, 2007








Students and faculty from Earth, Life & Time, our allies in College Park Scholars-Science, Discovery & the Universe, and other students participate in our travel study course GEOL288. We travelled to Arizona to experience the local geology, archaeology, astronomy, botany, zoology, and the Great Outdoors!

Your Family: An Historical Perspective, April 10, 2007



Using their personal knowledge of their families' histories--and historical information provided by the faculty--ELT freshmen map out the likely geographic distribution of their ancestors over the last 2000 years.

American Museum of Natural History, April 21, 2007




As part of our annual "Scholars in New York" experience, ELT freshmen, sophomores, alumni, and faculty examine the exhibits of the American Museum of Natural History.

West Virginia Fossil Hunting and Geology, April 29, 2007


Delayed from the previous semester due to rain, our trip to hunt for Paleozoic fossils in West Virginia went very well this year!

Scholars Academic Showcase, May 4, 2007





The capstone project for our ELT students is the Academic Showcase, when our students present the results of their Sophomore Practicum projects. Freshmen, faculty, and University administrators (among others) are on hand to interview the sophomores and find out about their experiences.

Scholars Softball Tournament, May 5, 2007




As the semester wraps up, the Scholars programs "Step Up To Bat For Kids" in the annual Charity Softball Tournament. Cheer on the ELT Blue!

Farewell to Seniors, mid-May, 2007




A couple of years after they have completed their ELT Citation, our alumni are graduating from the University of Maryland and moving out to new experiences. Before they leave UMCP, Merck and Holtz want to say goodbye properly and send them off to the wider world.


And so another academic year ends. Farewell to 2006-2007, from Merckospheniscus, Holtzosaurus, and Leonedactylus! (Image courtesy of E. Clark.) See you next year!

Last modified: 1 June 2007