Tag: Paul A. E. Piunno

Paul’s work focuses on applying his knowledge and multidisciplinary experience in bioanalytical chemistry, the biotechnology industry and sensor development to enhance the undergraduate learning experience. This is achieved not only through the provision of research opportunities in the development of analytical devices, but more significantly, via participation in larger-scale, team-based interdisciplinary research projects. It is his overarching goal to provide students with the highest probability for success in their careers, as afforded through a multidisciplinary education coupled with solid development of critical-thinking, communication, project-management and teamwork skills.

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Dr. Paul A. E. Piunno, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Education and Outreach: Innovation in palaeontological research driven by students and non-specialists

Education and Outreach
by Marc Laflamme*1 and Paul A. E. Piunno1 Introduction: Scientific research is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, drawing together experts from a range of fields to generate knowledge and address major problems. This is particularly true for palaeontology, which stands at the intersection of a wide array of disciplines including geology, biology, chemistry, materials science, statistics and biomechanics. Although scientific innovation is principally driven by trained scientists, research opportunities often present themselves to others — in palaeontology, this can tie into the strong public interest in famous extinct animals such as dinosaurs and mammoths. Indeed, palaeontology has an extensive history of important contributions by people without formal training, from Mary Anning’s...