Samantha Thi Porter Ph.D.

Samantha Thi Porter Ph.D.

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Uses new technologies to help people learn about the past.

Samantha Thi Porter Ph.D.
Samantha Thi Porter Ph.D.

Something old, something new, Dr. Samantha Thi Porter studies it all. As a digital archaeologist she new technologies like 3D scanning to study artifacts like stone tools, some of the oldest technology around! As an Advanced Imaging and Visualization Research Associate at the University of Minnesota, she gets to work on all kinds of projects from making virtual reality tours of archaeological sites, to digitizing tree rings to study climate change, to using 3D printing to help artists make sculptures. Coming from a family of refugees, she was taught that even through adversity you can make it AND make great things happen.

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