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.
In entomology and other STEM fields, graduate students face a demanding academic work culture that can become toxic in its "productivity at all costs" mentality. Here's how graduate students can advocate a healthier academic culture at their institutions.
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.
Entomology students can take advantage of a number of resources to learn to create compelling scientific figures.
So, you want to get an advanced degree in entomology? Here's a primer on how to navigate the process of applying to a graduate program, with tips and ideas for increasing your chances of success.
To get your research to those who need it most, get outside of the research paper box.
The ESA Student Affairs Committee’s symposium at Entomology 2019 will focus on addressing invasive species issues through collaboration, policy, and public engagement.
Networking can be the most valuable aspect of a scientific meeting. ESA’s Student Affairs Committee has networking tips to share.
At every career stage, we need mentors to help us improve our personal and professional skillsets and provide insights on areas such as research, teaching, time management, writing, and more. Entomology Ph.D. candidate Jocelyn Holt shares tips on how to find, identify, and begin a working relationship with a career mentor.
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.
For entomology graduate students, summer is not the same break from school and work that it was in their undergraduate days. Field work, experiments, research, and writing all fill up the schedule. Here are some tips from a fellow student on making the most of the summer season.
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.
Since 1983, the Linnaean Games have tested the entomological smarts of student teams at Entomological Society of America meetings. Find out how teams headed to the 2018 national competition are preparing.
Organized by the ESA Student Affairs Committee, this symposium at Entomology 2018 will gather a variety of perspectives on the latest research and strategies for managing insecticide resistance in mosquitoes, bed bugs, moths, and more.
Graduate students in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California, Davis, performed original tunes incorporating entomology themes at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day.