Women pursuing careers in entomology face persistent challenges in obtaining jobs compared to men, according to a new study analyzing career tracks of recent entomology doctoral graduates. Among entomologists obtaining Ph.D.s between 2001 and 2018, significantly more men than women held industry positions as technical representatives and research scientists as of 2021. Across job categories, women outpaced men only in nonfaculty university positions. Meanwhile, men published significantly more research articles than women during their graduate programs and then went on to attain higher measures of publishing volume and influence.
Through ESA and the CDC's Public Health Entomology for All program, Tess Brown gained hands-on experience working with mosquitoes and learning about vector-borne disease research. The senior at Southern University and A&M College now plans to pursue insect science in grad school.
Entomology teaching illustrations and zoological wall charts will be secured for the enjoyment of generations to come thanks to the work of entomology students at Kansas State University and the University of Wisconsin.
Meet Lorena Lopez, Ph.D., expert in mites and biological control, past president of the Acarological Society of America, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.