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Experimental Design

If where we work affects how we work, then why not design a space to yield great work? The new BSB is a good spot for an experiment about what kinds of space support innovations, breakthroughs, and a positive impact on the world.

Citizen science: Research Museums Center prairie restoration project begins

“The goal of the prairie restoration project is to restore part of the RMC grounds to a pollinator friendly prairie with Michigan native plants.” ~ Dr. Erika Tucker, Insect Division collection manager, U-M Museum of Zoology

Research Feature

The Digitizing begins...

The Museum of Zoology got a massive equipment upgrade!!! A new microCT system has delivered to the Research Museums Center (RMC) and will reside adjacent to the #UMMZ collections. The microCT will allow museum researchers the ability to digitize the nearly 15 million zoological specimens, as well as other University of Michigan collections housed at the RMC. Currently, Alison Davis Rabosky, Dan Rabosky, Cody Thompson, and Priscilla Tucker are working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, which will digitize ALL vertebrate genera. More projects are to come...

Please NoteThe Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.