Suchitra Dara got an early look at a career in science while helping out in her father’s entomology lab during her K-12 years. Now the soon-to-be college student reflects on how that experience shaped her future aspirations and says hands-on science experiences could guide more young students along the path to STEM careers.
In entomology and other STEM fields, graduate students face a demanding academic work culture that can become toxic in its "productivity at all costs" mentality. Here's how graduate students can advocate a healthier academic culture at their institutions.
Practicing open-science methods makes your research more transparent and reproducible, and it can make your own work easier, too. Check out these tips for incorporating open-science tools into your work, and see some examples in the new Open Entomology articles in the Journal of Insect Science.
Meet Priyanka Mittapelly, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate at USDA-APHIS, expert in molecular biology and plant-insect interactions, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
The Biorepository created by the National Ecological Observatory Network program is a treasure trove for entomologists and others interested in insects, arthropods, and vector-borne diseases. Learn more about what's available and how it could enhance your research.
In a look at the state of bee monitoring in the U.S., a group of researchers argue the commonly used bowl trap presents too many drawbacks to effectively study bee abundance and diversity.
Know someone who is studying to be an entomologist? From the lab to the field, to the conference to the classroom, here's a glimpse into the life of an entomology graduate student. Or: If you're an entomology student yourself, share this article to give family and friends a look into your chosen pursuit.
Meet Ray Fisher, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arkansas, expert in mite systematics, avid naturalist, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
Meet Bernardo Santos, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, expert in the evolution of parasitic wasps, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
An entomologist in quarantine learns more about an invasive ant species in his own backyard, and how to capture it on film.
Entomology students can take advantage of a number of resources to learn to create compelling scientific figures.
ImageJ, an open-source image processing program from the National Institutes of Health, enables quick, accurate counts of small arthropods for vector surveillance, say researchers at the University of Illinois.
Two experienced insect macrophotographers share their tips for both entomologists and photography enthusiasts alike on how to select the right equipment to take great photos of insects and other arthropods in their natural settings.
Meet Laura Nixon, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, chemical ecology expert, world traveler, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
If you are an entomologist or bug lover with an insect-inspired business idea, check out these tips to get started in finding the network, support, and funding to begin your entrepreneurial journey.
Two experienced insect macrophotographers share their tips for both entomologists and photography enthusiasts alike to take better pictures of insects and other arthropods in their natural settings.
A group of researchers gets creative with some simple materials: strips of cardboard, rolled up and tied with string. Affixed to tree trunks or limbs, the "trunk refugia" show promise as a simple and inexpensive tool for sampling tree-dwelling insects and arthropods.