Video: Dr. Anurag Agrawal Talks about Dame Miriam Rothschild’s Contributions to Entomology


Dr. Anurag Agrawal, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology with a joint appointment in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, delivered the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2013, the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in Austin, Texas. The subject of his presentation was Dame Miriam Rothschild, who […]

My Bug Family Reunion


By Jamin Dreyer Soggy sneakers from falling in the lake. Dutch food. Old hymns. People that know you, but you don’t know them. These nuggets are imprinted in my childhood memory from the Zandstra family reunions that I was dragged to as a child. Twenty-five years ago, my nuclear family plus my grandma would pile […]

Video Roundup of Entomology 2013 in Austin


This video by Ryan Perry, a student at the University of California, Riverside, features the music, the food, the parties, and the insects at Entomology 2013: Thanks to Ryan, Derek Hennen, Derek Woller, Joseph Alfonso, Justin Bredlau, and Ricardo Mariño-Pérez for recording and editing videos during the meeting.

Discussing First Impressions with ESA Veterans at Entomology 2013


By Joseph Alfonso With so many things, first impressions are incredibly important and the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America is no exception (click here for my earlier post about my first ESA meeting). After the waves of excitement and nervousness subsided on my second day, I wanted to speak with others about […]

Pâté and Beaujolais at Entomology 2013 in Austin


By Karla Addesso On a cold, windy night in Austin, I was kidnapped by a swarm of eccentric entomologists. Well, alright, “kidnapped” might be a tad inaccurate. It would be more correct to say I was invited out to dinner. It started out casually enough when I met up with a guy we’ll call Phil […]

¿Cúal es tu insecto favorito y por qué?


Ricardo Mariño-Pérez, a Ph.D. student who works on the systematics of Pyrgomorphidae in the Song Laboratory of Insect Systematics and Evolution at the University of Central Florida (UCF – Orlando, FL), interviewed five students from Mexico who are doing their graduate studies both in Mexico and the United States at Entomology 2013 in Austin, TX, […]

Using Storify to Enhance Twitter at Science Meetings


By Derek Hennen If you read my previous post on the usefulness of Twitter to entomologists, you might be wondering what other Twitter tools exist. There are organizational programs and apps, like TweetDeck and HootSuite, that are helpful for viewing multiple feeds at one time and managing your Twitter feed. These are probably the two […]

Interview with Shelah Morita on Science Policy and Entomology

Product Cycle for Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

By Gwen Pearson As someone who’s had a bit of a meandering career path, I’m always interesting in talking to others who have found happiness off the tenure track. I was excited to have a chance to sit down with Shelah Morita, AAAS Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Fellow, at the recent ESA meeting in Austin. […]

Entomologists Talk about Eating Insects


In this video, entomologists at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America talk about their favorite insects to eat, and discuss ways of preparing them. The video was made by Justin Bredlau, Megan Ayers, and Jessica Bray.

Video Interview with the Entomological Foundation at Entomology 2013


By Joseph Alfonso Did you stop by the Exhibit Hall at the ESA meeting this year? With so many booths to see and all the insect merchandise to check out, it’s a great place to spend time some time at the conference. Unfortunately, being a grad student limited the amount of insect related things I […]