After the March for Science: Next Steps for Entomologists to Get Engaged

Leellen Solter and Marianne Alleyne in Washington DC

By Marianne Alleyne, Ph.D., and Leellen Solter, Ph.D. On a cloudy day in April, these two long-time friends set out on a journey from Central Illinois to Washington, DC. Road trip! The reason for the trip was, of course, to participate in the March for Science, but during the journey we covered many topics: our […]

Capacity Funding: High Impact for Land-Grant Colleges and Local Agriculture

NIFA Capacity Funding Review - Figure 1

By Johanna Elsensohn For over a hundred years, land-grant colleges and universities (LGUs, as defined by the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, as well as 1994 institutions) and associated research stations have received annual federal allotments known as capacity, or formula, funding. This money is authorized every five years by the Farm Bill and […]

How Sex and Scientific Research Saved Your Steak Dinner (and Bambi) From the Screwworm Fly—Again

screwworm fly

By Susan J. Weller, Ph.D., and Robert K.D. Peterson, Ph.D. If there is one thing that we have learned from scientific research, it’s this: We cannot know where the next breakthrough will come from, but maintaining adequate funding for our nation’s scientific researchers is money well-spent. As an example, consider the screwworm fly in the […]

World Malaria Day With Nothing But Nets: An Experience in Advocacy

Nothing But Nets Group Photo

By Thomas E. Anderson, Ph.D. As a Science Policy Fellow of the Entomological Society of America, I recently participated in the 2017 Nothing But Nets (NBN) Malaria Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, with Capitol Hill visits on World Malaria Day, April 25. This experience was very energizing and encouraging, demonstrating that, despite political divides, there […]

Highlights: Entomologists Join the Crowds to March for Science

March for Science - Andrea Lucky

On Saturday, entomologists stood up for science. In cities around the world, they gathered with scientists of myriad disciplines and non-scientists as well to remind the world about the critical role of science in human progress. Some traveled from a great distance to participate in the flagship March for Science in Washington, DC, while many […]