The Benefits of Supplementing Science with Social Media

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By Derek Hennen With this year’s round of ESA Branch meetings beginning in just a few weeks, now is a good time to think about how to make the most of them. What are some good ways to keep in touch with new contacts made at these meetings, and how can you follow through on […]

May Berenbaum Receives New Species of Cockroach Named After Her

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Earlier this year, a PhD student named Dominic Evangelista wrote a blog post for Entomology Today where he described a new species of cockroach he had discovered, and offered to name it after the person who donated the most money to his future research efforts. The highest bidder turned out to be none other than […]

Photos and Videos from Entomology 2014 in Portland, OR

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Entomology 2014, the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), ended last night. So far 17 videos have been posted to the ESA YouTube Channel, and more are on the way. Click here for Entomology 2014 videos. The University of Florida and North Carolina State University appeared in the Linnaean Games Finals, […]

Educator Workshop at Entomology 2014 in Portland

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By Gwen Pearson “I need an ant. Who’s got an ant?” That comment came from Angela Vossenkuhl, director of Concordia University Undergraduate studies in the College of Education. She was building a pitfall trap as part of a workshop held to encourage educators to use insects in the classroom. The Entomological Foundation teacher workshop was […]

Charles Darwin’s Rove Beetle Imaged On-site in Portland, OR

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Each year at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America, another meeting takes place. A group called the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) meets at about the same time and place, and they put on presentations about taxonomy, systematics, museum collections, interpreting data, and more. Plus, many of the attendees bring insects from all […]

Entomology 2014: Portland, Oregon

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Originally posted on Mosquito Research and Management:
Portland isn’t going to get any less “weird” when 3000 entomologists hit town! I’m going to be one of them there talking tweets and tweaking public health messages. This month I’m heading along to the Entomology 2014: The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, 16-19 November…

A Tour of Portland with the Bug Chicks

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By Gwen Pearson ESA’s 62nd Annual Meeting will be held November 16-19, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. Portland is an amazing city, and home to The Bug Chicks, two of my favorite insect educators. Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker create insect-related educational materials for clients as diverse as NPR Science Friday to the Norman Borlaug Institute […]

Entomology 2014 is Just Four Months Away

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Entomology 2014, the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), is less than four months away. ESA meetings typically have more than 3,000 attendees, which is probably the largest gathering of insect scientists anywhere in the world. In order to get ready for the meeting, they’ve made a couple of videos that […]