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 […]

High Tunnels: Good for Crops, But Also Good for Pests?

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High tunnels are a common sight in farm fields in temperate zones, where growers use them to lengthen the growing season of cold-sensitive crops. Also known as hoop houses, the large metal frames covered with plastic sheeting keep plants warmer as ambient temperatures begin to fall. Conventional wisdom holds that high tunnels shield plants from […]

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 […]