Entomologists Instruct Teachers on How to Use Insects in the Classroom


By Josh Lancette – “People with tarantulas have more fun.” – “When you have an insect, you have people’s attention.” – “Those cookies you just ate? They were made with crickets.” These are not phrases one hears every day, but they were par for the course at STEMbugs, a one-day teacher’s workshop hosted by the […]

An Interview with Jonathan Larson, Creator of the Arthro-Pod Podcast


In this video, produced by Jeremy Hemberger and Michael Falk, Jonathan Larson talks about the Arthro-Pod podcast at the 2015 annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Click here to read more about the podcast.

Deb Paul Talks About iDigBio at Entomology 2015


If  you’re an entomologist, then you’ve probably heard the acronym “iDigBio” being used here and there, but what the heck does it stand for? Turns out it’s something quite neat and very relevant to entomologists everywhere: iDigBio = Integrated Digitized Biocollections, and it is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the following video, […]

Kiley Friedrich Talks About Plant Diversity and Bee Communities


In this video, which was made by entomology graduate students Jeremy Hemberger and Michael Falk during Entomology 2015 in Minneapolis, Kiley Friedrich (University of Wisconsin-Madison) talks about her poster on how plant community diversity impacts wild and native bee communities.

Using Animation and Music to Teach Science and Entomology


In 2013, Cable Hardin, an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, was part of a team that created animated videos of bed bugs in order to educate the public — including this one of a well-traveled bed bug. And earlier this year, Anthony Dimeglio, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, was involved in a […]

Entomologists Talk About Their Favorite Insects and Why Collections Are Important


Our planet is teeming with multitudes of fascinating insects and there’s simply no time to study them all! Having a favorite one (for whatever reason) often helps narrow the choice down. In the following video, which was shot at the 2015 meetings of the Entomological Collections Network (ECN) and the Entomological Society of America, Derek […]

Students Talk About Three-Minute Presentations at Entomology 2015


Three-minute presentations were a new event at Entomology 2015 (previously, there were only ten-minute presentations). In this video by Tanya Josek, entomology students tell us what they thought of the event.

Entomologists Talk About Twitter, Parts II and III


In these videos by Tanya Josek, entomologists at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America talk about Twitter, including some possible downsides and drawbacks. Click here to view Part One.

Do Scorpions, Spiders, and Insects Make Good Pets?


Do Scorpions, Spiders, and Insects Make Good Pets? To find out, entomology graduate students Michael Falk and Jeremy Hemberger talked to Brent Karner of BioQuip Bugs, an expert on all things Arthropoda. This video was made during Entomology 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.

Student Posters and Presentations at Entomology 2015


The following videos were made by Laura Joan Kraft, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, at Entomology 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. Two are of students talking about their posters, and the one shows a student preparing for and giving a three-minute presentation.