Interviews from the Women in Entomology Breakfast at ICE 2016

Laurel Haavik attended the Women in Entomology Breakfast at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology and interviewed other breakfast attendees. The breakfasts began in 1989 and have evolved into a strong part of annual meetings of the Entomological Society of America. Watch the video below: Laurel Haavik is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of […]

Entomologists Talk about Why They’re Attending ICE 2016

The 2016 International Congress of Entomology began yesterday, and in this video, Laurel Haavik, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas, asks attendees why they are attending ICE 2016, the largest gathering of insect scientists in history. The video was shot during the ICE 2016 Welcome Reception. The meeting will run until Friday, September […]

Ash and Emerald Ash Borer: How Do Trees Defend Themselves from a Deadly Beetle?

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in the “Behind the Science” series by Laurel Haavik that peeks into the lives of scientists. See other posts in the series. By Laurel Haavik, Ph.D. You have probably heard about a tiny green beetle from Asia that is blazing across North America, leaving millions of ash trees […]

A Female Entomologist’s Perspective on Science and the Tenure System

Editor’s note: If you are a scientist (MS or PhD), please help the author by taking the survey mentioned below. By Laurel Haavik I am a postdoc. I’ve been one for nearly six years. Like many other postdocs, I have been working for over a decade towards my goal: a tenure-track position at a research-intensive […]