First Impressions of Entomology 2017 From First-Time Attendees

Stephanie Anderson, Tanner Peltier, and Mina Jeong

Among the more than 3,500 insect scientists in attendance at Entomology 2017, about 1,100 are experiencing their very first Entomological Society of America annual meeting. Many are new ESA members as well, and ESA extended a special welcome to them at the New Member Reception on Sunday evening. Entomology Today visited the reception to talk […]

Mary Roach: A “Gateway Drug” for Science

mary roach at entsoc17

By Meredith Swett Walker Mary Roach, best-selling author of Grunt, Stiff, and several other books, has a gift for finding engaging science stories where you’d least expect them. Be it the science behind the design of fabrics and fasteners used in combat uniforms or the challenge of engineering a toilet for astronauts, Roach uses her […]

Vector Control Experts Sought for Onsite Aid in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

puerto rico hurricane aftermath

The hurricanes that slammed the Caribbean this fall are long gone, but recovery efforts are, of course, ongoing. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are in need of assistance in re-establishing their vector control infrastructure and responding to the heightened need for vector management in post-hurricane conditions. This week, the Caribbean Emergency Vector Response […]

Teaching Teachers About Insects at the Entomological Foundation’s 2017 STEMbugs Workshop

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A day before Entomology 2017 gets into full swing, the Entomological Foundation welcomed a group of Denver-area teachers for a workshop on how to engage students in K-12 classrooms through the use of insects and related arthropods. The workshop is an annual project of the Foundation, hosted in conjunction with the Entomological Society of America […]

The Best of Denver: What to See and How to Get There During Entomology 2017

16th Street Mall

By Alix Whitener, BCE-Intern Editor’s Note: As Entomology 2017 arrives, today we conclude our five-part “Students at #EntSoc17” series on Entomology Today, in which members of ESA’s Student Affairs Committee share what fellow student members need to know to be prepared to ignite, inspire, and innovate at Entomology 2017.  Amid the whirlwind of activity planned for […]