Why Science Communication is Critical to the Future of Entomology

Tabatha Yang talking bugs

By Margaret Hardy, MSc, Ph.D., FRES Recent efforts to bring science communication into the scholarship of the teaching and learning umbrella has met with some success. The emergence of commercially available platforms to measure the reach and impact of scholarly work has made altmetrics another reportable score, in addition to other quantifiable measures like citation […]

Watch the Five Finalist Videos in the 2017 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

youtube contest video screenshot

At Entomology 2017—which starts exactly two months from today, by the way—the results of ESA’s 2017 YouTube Your Entomology Contest will be announced. Today, the five finalists have been named, and we’re sharing them here on Entomology Today. Since 2009, ESA has hosted its annual video contest, which has drawn submissions from a broad range of […]

From Research to Extension: 5 Things I Learned When I Changed My Science Career Path

David R. Coyle, Ph.D.

By David R. Coyle, Ph.D. A couple of years ago, I changed careers. No, I didn’t leave science altogether; rather, I switched from a research career (the “tenure-track” path, if you will) to a 100 percent extension job. Why the switch? Several reasons. For me personally, a biggie was family (as in, we started one). […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz’s work in the Integrative Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, includes the exploration of butterfly wing formation, which he showcases in the time-lapse video above, published in March 2017. In the final installment of our three-part series on video communication for entomologists, we hear from Aaron Pomerantz, graduate student at University […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Erin Hodgson

Erin Hodgson

“Black Cutworm Adult Trapping” was a finalist in the 2016 ESA YouTube Your Entomology Contest. Co-creator Erin Hodgson, Ph.D., says she likes to present hands-on demonstrations and factual management recommendations in her videos, which often serve as a tool in her work as an extension entomologist. Continuing our three-part series showcasing advice from entomologists experienced […]