The “Tiny Titan” Dinosaur Exhibit highlights local science at the Western Science Center

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“Tiny Titan: A New Look at Haplocanthosaurus,” a new temporary exhibit at the Western Science Center, opens Nov. 16, and features the scientific research of local paleontologists from Western University of Health Sciences. Courtesy photo
HEMET – A new temporary exhibit arrived at the Western Science Center. “Tiny Titan: A New Look at Haplocanthosaurus” opened to the public Nov. 16, and features the scientific research of local paleontologists from Western University of Health Sciences. Western University professors Dr. Mathew Wedel, Dr. Jessie Atterholt and Dr. Thierra Nalley developed the Tiny Titan exhibit in conjunction with Western Science Center staff based on research they have conducted on Haplocanthosaurus, particularly on its air-filled vertebrae. The project started with Wedel’s collaboration with Dr. Jessie Atterholt, but now also includes Western University clinical assistant professor of radiology Dr. John Yasmer, and Gary Wisser of Western University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learni
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