Insect Astronauts: Eclipse Watchers Learn About Entomology in Orbit

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By Tanya Josek On August 21 in Goreville, Illinois, hundreds of people from the Midwest gathered at the town’s village park to witness a breathtaking event—a total solar eclipse. While there were lawn chairs, cameras, and telescopes scattered throughout the park—as you’d expect—the gathering also featured a group of outreach tables for pre-eclipse activities hosted […]

Playlist: The Wonderful World of Entomology

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As the March for Science nears, the Entomological Society of America has curated a new playlist of videos on the ESA YouTube channel to showcase some of the fascinating and important work that entomologists do and their incredible discoveries about the lives of insects. If you’re an entomologist who wants to advocate for entomology and educate […]

ESA Announces Finalists for the 2016 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

Since 2009, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has held a contest called “YouTube Your Entomology,” which invites entomologists to showcase their talents and creativity through video. The popular contest has been featured in the New York Times and other media outlets, and the videos often focus on research, teaching, outreach, and other areas. For […]

Article Shows Trends in Insect Research Over Past 60 Years

An important part of an entomologist’s job is to stay up-to-date with the published scientific literature. However, keeping up with it is more challenging than it used to be, and noticeable publishing changes have occurred over the past 60 years, according to an article in American Entomologist. Dr. Thomas Chouvenc and Dr. Nan-Yao Su, termite […]

The Insect Word-Association Game

Everyone’s done a word-association game at some point in their lives, so sit back, relax, and watch as Derek Woller puts nine entomologists and non-entomologists from all different backgrounds in the hot-seat and asks them to think of the first word that pops into their heads after he says an entomology-related word. Derek A. Woller […]