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Mackenzie Matt with Dinosaur Institute Director Luis M. Chiappe and paleontological reconstruction artist Doyle Trankina on an expedition to the Mojave Desert in Spring of 2008.
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Meet the Students of Proyecto Dinosaurios

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Meet the BBSRC Interns

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Meet the Princeton Interns

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Fossils in China

The Center for Chinese Fossil Discoveries, a joint venture between the Dinosaur Institute of the and the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Southern California, coordinates research programs focused on Chinese fossil discoveries. Learn More >

Collections Study Grants

Check out the NHMLA Collections Study Awards and submit your application by April 1, 2017 for Dinosaur Institute consideration! 


Outreach and Education

Proyecto Dinosaurios

Community colleges are key targets to mitigate the severe under-representation of minorities in the geosciences. Proyecto Dinosaurios is a summer internship program that aims to build a network of cooperation between community colleges in the greater Los Angeles area and the Dinosaur Institute, utilizing the collections and research expertise of the DI to engage underrepresented undergraduates in geoscience research. In the past, Proyecto Dinosaurios has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ahmanson Foundation. Learn More



BBSRC Professional Internships for PhD Students

The Dinosaur Institute is excited to work with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) 'Professional Internships for PhD Students' program, which operates in universities across the United Kingdom.  The Dinosaur Institute offers unique opportunities for BBSRC PhD students to work with paleontologists in a world renowned institute. Learn More

Princeton Internships in Civic Service PICS

The Dinosaur Institute is proud to host a PICS Internship through the Career Services, Princeton University.  PICS was founded by the Class of 1969, and its internships for Princeton undergraduates are created and funded by Princeton Alumni, Classes and Regional Associations. Learn More


Popular Publications

Birds of Stone:  Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs

Title: Birds of Stone: Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs
Author: Luis M. Chiappe and Meng Qingjin
Published: John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, M. c2016.
Description: 184 color photos, 5 b&w photos, 11 line drawings; 22 x 27 cm.
ISBN: 9781421420240

Glorified Dinosaurs: Origins and Early Evolution of Birds

Title: Glorified Dinosaurs: Origins and Early Evolution of Birds
Authors: Luis M. Chiappe
Published: Hoboken, N.J.; John Wiley, 2006.
Description: 219 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN: 0471247235

Dinosaur Eggs Discovered Unscrambling the Clues

Title: Dinosaur Eggs Discovered! Unscrambling the Clues
Authors: Lowell Dingus, Luis M. Chiappe and Rodolfo Coria
Published: University of California Press, Berkeley, California. c2002.
Description: xii, 520 p. : ill.; 29 cm.
ISBN: 0520200942

Walking on Eggs: The Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia

Title: Walking on Eggs: The Astonishing Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia
Authors: Luis M. Chiappe and Lowell Dingus
Published: Scribner, New York. 2001.
Description: 219 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN: 0743212118

The Tiniest Giants: Discovering Dinosaur Eggs

Title: The Tiniest Giants: Discovering Dinosaur Eggs
Author: Lowell Dingus and Luis M. Chiappe
Published: Random House, New York, N.Y. c1999.
Description: 42 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 22 x 29 cm.
ISBN: 0385326424