Field Tour Gets First-Hand Look at IPM and Pollinator Health in Mississippi

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By Rayda Krell, Ph.D., and Melissa Willrich Siebert, Ph.D. “Creating a pollinator protection program is like making gumbo,” said Andy Whittington, environmental programs coordinator at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. “You have to start with a good roux, and a good roux has two key ingredients: In this case it was the beekeepers and the […]

Why Science Communication is Critical to the Future of Entomology

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By Margaret Hardy, MSc, Ph.D., FRES Recent efforts to bring science communication into the scholarship of the teaching and learning umbrella has met with some success. The emergence of commercially available platforms to measure the reach and impact of scholarly work has made altmetrics another reportable score, in addition to other quantifiable measures like citation […]

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 […]

World Malaria Day With Nothing But Nets: An Experience in Advocacy

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By Thomas E. Anderson, Ph.D. As a Science Policy Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, I recently participated in the 2017 Nothing But Nets (NBN) Malaria Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, with Capitol Hill visits on World Malaria Day, April 25. This experience was very energizing and encouraging, demonstrating that, despite political divides, there […]