Suchitra Dara got an early look at a career in science while helping out in her father’s entomology lab during her K-12 years. Now the soon-to-be college student reflects on how that experience shaped her future aspirations and says hands-on science experiences could guide more young students along the path to STEM careers.
Practicing open-science methods makes your research more transparent and reproducible, and it can make your own work easier, too. Check out these tips for incorporating open-science tools into your work, and see some examples in the new Open Entomology articles in the Journal of Insect Science.
Meet Priyanka Mittapelly, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate at USDA-APHIS, expert in molecular biology and plant-insect interactions, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
The Biorepository created by the National Ecological Observatory Network program is a treasure trove for entomologists and others interested in insects, arthropods, and vector-borne diseases. Learn more about what's available and how it could enhance your research.
Know someone who is studying to be an entomologist? From the lab to the field, to the conference to the classroom, here's a glimpse into the life of an entomology graduate student. Or: If you're an entomology student yourself, share this article to give family and friends a look into your chosen pursuit.
Meet Bernardo Santos, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, expert in the evolution of parasitic wasps, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
If you are an entomologist or bug lover with an insect-inspired business idea, check out these tips to get started in finding the network, support, and funding to begin your entrepreneurial journey.
Entomologist Ryan Gott reviews the Cirque du Soleil show "OVO," calling it a must-see for entomologists and insect enthusiasts. By his count, no fewer than nine insect orders were represented by performers in the show.
Despite an increasingly diverse profession, awards and recognition in entomology are not diversifying accordingly. What's to blame, and how can we improve? One entomologist issues a call to action for the entomological community to commit to lifting up and honoring the achievements of students and professionals from underrepresented groups in our field.
The documentary film about entomologists Charlie and Lois O'Brien, who donated their 1.25 million-specimen insect collection to Arizona State University in 2017, will be screened for attendees at Entomology 2019 in November. The film's directors spoke with Entomology Today about the documentary, the messages it shares, and what they learned about entomology along the way.
Done well, infographics are a useful tool for engaging audiences that the entomological community doesn't usually reach. Here are a few great examples of entomology infographics and some inspiration for creating your own.
LeafByte is a free, open-source mobile app for quickly measuring leaf damage caused by herbivorous insect pests. If you've ever considered building a mobile app to aid in your research, here's a first-hand account from the Cornell entomology student who took LeafByte from idea to action.
Our own well-being is not something that many entomology graduate students sit and think about, but it goes hand-in-hand with our scientific careers. Promoting our own well-being is an element of self-care. When we care for ourselves, we make time for activities that are necessary for complete health and wellness—emotionally, mentally, intellectually, and physically.
Meet Manu Saunders, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow at the University of New England, Australia, expert in insect community ecology and ecosystem services, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
A group of entomologists urge their colleagues and the academic community at large to invest—both time and money—in professional communication to expand the impact of their science.
For entomology students making the move to science careers, this time of transition can pose a variety of new challenges. New doctoral graduate Lina Bernaola shares her experience as she steps into the next stage as an early-career professional.
If you've ever used an electronic pass in your car to pay a highway toll, then you know the basics of radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking. RFID tags are now available in sizes allowing for applications in entomological research. Here's how one scientist is using RFID in his research on honey bees.