Introduction to FUPS
Flinders University Palaeontology Society (FUPS) is a student run university society formed for anyone interested in fossils, evolution and extinct Australian fauna. Whether as a hobby or a potential career, if this is an interest you share, then you will fit right in.
FUPS gives members the opportunity to participate in a range of regular social and educational activities centered on palaeontology. This includes hands-on palaeontological research, with field trips, workshops and fossil preparation in the Flinders palaeontology lab. Other events include Palaeo in the Pub, movie nights, and public talks. FUPS also releases a regular journal BEER ‘N’ BONES for all your palaeontology inspired news, updates and event information.
FUPS’ primary goal is to help students get involved with current palaeontology field work and research; provide support for students working in the palaeontology degree; encourage networking and mingling of palaeontology students and staff; and all of this in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
If you ever have any questions or just want to come down and see some fossils, you can find us in the Palaeo labs and offices, Biological Sciences Building, on level 1. You can’t miss us, there are dead things peeking out of all the lab windows, and dusty footprints leading into all our offices.
Flinders University Palaeontology Society 2020 Committee Members:
President: Phoebe McInerney
Vice President: Nathan Phillips
Treasurer: Cassy Petho
Secretary: Nimue Gibbs
Beer 'N' Bones Editor: Qamariya Nasrullah
Field Trip Coordinator: Diana Fusco
Palaeo in the Pub Coordinator: Lauren Alexander
Academic Representative: Aaron Camens
Honours/PostGrad Representative: Cassia Paragnani
Undergraduate Representatives: Mollie Flaherty and Panduka Amarasekara
Volunteer Coordinator: Carey Burke
From left: Nimue, Cassy, Phoebe, and Nathan