International Entomologists Gather in Orlando to Take on Grand Challenges

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More than 100 international insect-science leaders and others involved with agriculture and public health met recently in Orlando, Florida to take part in the “International Entomology Leadership Summit: Improving the Human Condition through Insect Science.” The goal was to engage and empower worldwide entities to take on Grand Challenges we face in the coming decades […]

A Peek into the Mind of the Creator of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index

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Justin Schmidt of the Southwest Biological Institute in Tucson, Arizona is perhaps best-known for his creation of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, a relative pain scale based on his personal experiences with very close encounters with an impressive number (around 83) of species of Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps). Take a moment to watch and […]

Podcast from the 2016 International Congress of Entomology

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Morgan Jackson and Jonathan Larson, two entomology podcasters, had a conversation recently at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology. Science communication continues to be an important field in the entomology world, and podcasts are a dynamic way of connecting with interested learners. In this podcast, Morgan and Jonathan discuss different insect and biology themed shows […]

Entomologists Talk Twitter at ICE 2016

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Tyler Wist (Twitter handle: @TylerWist1), an entomologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, went to the ESA Tweetup at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology. The Tweetup is a chance for people who communicate via Twitter to meet each other face to face. Tyler spoke with Scott Meers (Twitter handle: @ABbugcounter) about how he uses Twitter […]

The Entomology Word Association Game – 2016 Edition

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Everyone’s done a word association game at some point in their lives, so sit back, relax, and watch as Derek Woller puts eight entomologists and non-entomologists from all different backgrounds and countries on the spot and asks them to think of the first word that pops into their heads after he says an entomology-related word. […]

Entomophagy at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology

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Aaron Pomerantz, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, recently attended a symposium on entomophagy — the eating of insects — at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology. In the following video, we see the reactions of people eating various types of insects, and watch as Aaron and his friend Amanda talk to […]

Zika Symposium at 2016 International Congress of Entomology

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Yesterday at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida in September 2016, international scientists shared the latest research about the Zika virus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Speakers included Dr. Stephen Higgs from Kansas State University, Dr. Brian Foy from Colorado State University, Dr. Constancia Ayres from Fiocruz in Brazil, Dr. Anthony James from […]

Interviews from the Women in Entomology Breakfast at ICE 2016

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Laurel Haavik attended the Women in Entomology Breakfast at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology and interviewed other breakfast attendees. The breakfasts began in 1989 and have evolved into a strong part of annual meetings of the Entomological Society of America. Watch the video below: Laurel Haavik is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of […]

Entomologists Talk about Why They’re Attending ICE 2016

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The 2016 International Congress of Entomology began yesterday, and in this video, Laurel Haavik, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas, asks attendees why they are attending ICE 2016, the largest gathering of insect scientists in history. The video was shot during the ICE 2016 Welcome Reception. The meeting will run until Friday, September […]

Meet Max Barclay, the Winner of the 2016 ECN Golden Net Award

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By Richard Levine Yesterday I got to attend the annual meeting of the Entomological Collections Network (ECN), which is traditionally held just before the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. This time it was held before the 2016 International Congress of Entomology, which starts today in Orlando, Florida. This year, the ECN awarded […]