Maggots, Math, and More: Get to Know the Job of a Forensic Entomologist

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By Denise Gemmellaro This is the third in a series of posts on forensic entomology. Read earlier posts in the series and stay tuned for future posts in the coming weeks here on Entomology Today. Although a somewhat new discipline, medicolegal forensic entomology is affirmed enough to have some common guidelines upon which forensic entomologists […]

The Ultimate Student Volunteering Cheat Sheet for Entomology 2017

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By Ashley Kennedy Editor’s Note: With now less than two months until Entomology 2017, today we begin with the first in a 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 […]

Watch the Five Finalist Videos in the 2017 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

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At Entomology 2017—which starts exactly two months from today, by the way—the results of ESA’s 2017 YouTube Your Entomology Contest will be announced. Today, the five finalists have been named, and we’re sharing them here on Entomology Today. Since 2009, ESA has hosted its annual video contest, which has drawn submissions from a broad range of […]

Insect Astronauts: Eclipse Watchers Learn About Entomology in Orbit

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By Tanya Josek On August 21 in Goreville, Illinois, hundreds of people from the Midwest gathered at the town’s village park to witness a breathtaking event—a total solar eclipse. While there were lawn chairs, cameras, and telescopes scattered throughout the park—as you’d expect—the gathering also featured a group of outreach tables for pre-eclipse activities hosted […]

How One Professor Uses Entomology Today as a Teaching Tool

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On Monday, fall semester classes begin at Texas A&M University. In at least one of those classes, students will find themselves exploring the world of insect science right here at Entomology Today. “We use the Entomology Today posts to introduce our students to the diversity of insects and insect research topics, as well as their […]