Capacity Funding: High Impact for Land-Grant Colleges and Local Agriculture

NIFA Capacity Funding Review - Figure 1

By Johanna Elsensohn For over a hundred years, land-grant colleges and universities (LGUs, as defined by the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, as well as 1994 institutions) and associated research stations have received annual federal allotments known as capacity, or formula, funding. This money is authorized every five years by the Farm Bill and […]

World Malaria Day With Nothing But Nets: An Experience in Advocacy

Nothing But Nets Group Photo

By Thomas E. Anderson, Ph.D. As a Science Policy Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, I recently participated in the 2017 Nothing But Nets (NBN) Malaria Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, with Capitol Hill visits on World Malaria Day, April 25. This experience was very energizing and encouraging, demonstrating that, despite political divides, there […]

Growing Rice in the Spice Islands: Pesticide Resistance and Regulation in Indonesia

Yohanes Andi Trisyono

By Laura Kraft This post is the ninth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. A few years ago, Yohanes Andi Trisyono, Ph.D., of the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in […]

Highlights: Entomologists Join the Crowds to March for Science

March for Science - Andrea Lucky

On Saturday, entomologists stood up for science. In cities around the world, they gathered with scientists of myriad disciplines and non-scientists as well to remind the world about the critical role of science in human progress. Some traveled from a great distance to participate in the flagship March for Science in Washington, DC, while many […]

Recap: ESA Webinar on Science Advocacy

We March for Science

The upcoming March for Science will be a day of energy and enthusiasm for the critical value of science to society, but change will be measured over a much greater timeframe. That’s why scientists should equip themselves with the tools and know-how to effectively engage the public, media, and lawmakers on both specific research topics […]