Many graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in entomology and other sciences are in position to mentor undergraduate students as they earn their early experiences in research settings. Here's advice on how to foster successful up-and-coming scientists.
Historical and ongoing practices by scientists in the Global North have extracted scientific knowledge and resources from communities in the Global South, leaving scientists there at a great disadvantage to pursue their work—and their valuable perspectives absent from professional scientific discourse. A group of entomologists explain how colonialism impacts entomology and the actions that could work to more equitably distribute access to insect science.
A successful science lab is a dynamic, carefully balanced environment not unlike the natural ecosystems that many of us study. Attention to the relationships, individual personalities, and unique stresses of scientific work are all critical to fostering a healthy, balanced lab environment. One entomologist who's worked in roles from undergraduate research assistant to lab leader shares her advice.
Meet Avery Russell, entomologist and assistant professor at Missouri State University, behavioral and evolutionary ecologist, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.