Meet Amelia Lindsey, Ph.D., whose research on how the bacterium Wolbachia drives parthenogenesis in parasitoid wasps, earned her a spot in the Early Career Professional Recognition Symposium at Entomology 2021. Learn more about Lindsey and her work in the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
Despite an increasingly diverse profession, awards and recognition in entomology are not diversifying accordingly. What's to blame, and how can we improve? One entomologist issues a call to action for the entomological community to commit to lifting up and honoring the achievements of students and professionals from underrepresented groups in our field.
For an entomology student, earning an award from the Entomological Society of America can be a source of encouragement, an opportunity to gain name recognition, and a chance to meet new colleagues and role models at ESA meetings. One past student award winner shares her experience and advice.