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About the Lynx

Our logo is a green medallion from the beautiful decorative screen located in the History of Science Collections, created by Joe Taylor 1957-1960.  In recognition of the remarkable Galileo collection of the OU History of Science Collections, the Accademia dei Lincei in 2002 granted OU permission to use the name OU Academy of the Lynx.

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About Galileo's World

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In celebration of OU’s 125th anniversary, Galileo’s World was a series of exhibits, events, and programs. In its original phase from August 2015 through 2016, and now in its reprise through summer of 2018, Galileo’s World illustrates connections between science, art, literature, music, religion, philosophy, politics, and culture.

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Bringing Worlds Together: Dane Schoelen

During the official year of the Galileo's World exhibition, an OU engineering student, Dane Schoelen, partnered with Lynx Open Ed to develop educational activities for the exhibit, "Galileo, Engineer."  In the first section below, Dane writes about his experience in developing those activities as a student.

In the second section, Dane writes about how the Galileo's World exhibition helped him find an internship at the Jet Propulsion Lab, one of his childhood dreams.  Now a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Dane is currently employed by JPL as a Robotics Mechanical Engineer (see his professional website).

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