Entomologists Say Harassment and Bullying in Science are “#NeverOK”

NeverOK table at Entomology 2017

At Entomology 2017, a group of entomologists sought to facilitate a conversation among ESA members and conference participants about the issues of bullying and harassment in our workplaces and at ESA conferences. Whether we are eager to admit it or not, the scientific community is not free of such conflicts.

“Insecta” Documentary Explores the Beauty and Wonder of Entomology

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Ever wondered what makes an entomologist tick? What, exactly, drives an entomologist’s fascination in creatures that so many others avoid? Well, if you’re an entomologist like so many of our readers here at Entomology Today, you could probably readily answer those questions yourself. But for people outside the profession, entomology can be a bit of […]

Insect Astronauts: Eclipse Watchers Learn About Entomology in Orbit

insect astronauts display

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 […]