McNair Mentors in the News
McNair Mentor Dr. Ross Secord’s work on Sifrhippus, the earliest known horse, has been published in the February 24 edition of Science. The paper has received wide-spread international attention, with articles published in the New York Times, US News & World Report, and the Omaha World-Herald.
Dr. Secord is also mentor to McNair Scholar Nathan Lilienthal. Nathan’s McNair Summer Research Experience project explored why the body size of horses declined during the Pleistocene Epoch. (You read more about his project, Body Size Trends in Ice Age (Pleistocene) Horses from the Great Plains.) Nathan will continue working with Dr. Secord next year, expanding on his research.