Stuart Sumida will describe his work as a paleontologist at the intersection of life and earth sciences, and his work at the intersection of the sciences and the arts as an anatomical consultant to animation and digital effects studios. Using his experiences from among the over 50 films on which he has consulted - films such as Lion King, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, to Life of Pi - he will demonstrate the powerful connections between the sciences and the arts, and how they can benefit our students.
Stuart is the eldest out of 4 children, the only boy. Stuart has always been a highly gifted student, graduating at the top of his class both under and post-grad at UCLA. He has written books on Vertebrate Morphology as well as Palentology, teaching both subjects (and more)at universities in Illinois as well as California and lecturing around the world. Stuart began work at Disney in the 1980s, both uncredited and with various biology departments... Read More →