Alternatives: Entomologists Who Use Their Hard-Earned Research Skills in Non-Research Careers

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By Laurel Haavik, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in the “Behind the Science” series by Laurel Haavik that peeks into the lives of scientists. See other posts in the series. Graduate school, the traditional conduit to an academic career, trains people to conduct research. Yet, many people with graduate degrees don’t end […]

From Research to Extension: 5 Things I Learned When I Changed My Science Career Path

David R. Coyle, Ph.D.

By David R. Coyle, Ph.D. A couple of years ago, I changed careers. No, I didn’t leave science altogether; rather, I switched from a research career (the “tenure-track” path, if you will) to a 100 percent extension job. Why the switch? Several reasons. For me personally, a biggie was family (as in, we started one). […]

Ken Raffa Shares His Passion for Working with People to Understand Insects as Agents of Change

Editor’s note: This is the third installment in the “Behind the Science” series by Laurel Haavik that peeks into the lives of scientists. See other posts in the series. By Laurel Haavik, Ph.D. Ken Raffa has had a storied career. His research has made great strides in advancing current understanding of how insect populations can […]