Press Releases

ESA Names Winners of 2014 Awards

Annapolis, MD; September 10, 2014 -- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 awards. The awards will be presented at Entomology 2014, ESA's 62nd Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon from November 16-19, 2014.

The following individuals are recipients of the 2014 ESA professional and student awards.

ESA Names Winners of 2014 AFRI Travel Grants

Annapolis, MD; September 10, 2014 -- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce that ten entomology students are recipients of travel grants awarded by the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The grants will provide financial support to graduate students for new networking, presentation, and research opportunities at Entomology 2014, ESA's 62nd Annual Meeting this November in Portland, Oregon.

ESA Names 2014 Monsanto Student Grant Winners

Annapolis, MD; September 10, 2014 -- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to name the winners of the 2014 Monsanto Research Grant Awards and the 2014 Monsanto Student Travel Awards. The research grants will provide funds to outstanding ESA student members who are undertaking research projects. The funds may be used for salaries, equipment, supplies, or travel to initiate, accelerate, augment, or expand a research project.

Jules Hoffmann Set to Speak at ICE 2016

Annapolis MD; September 8, 2014 – Dr. Jules A. Hoffmann, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will speak at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Dr.  Hoffmann is a professor of integrative biology at the Strasbourg University Institute for Advanced Study.

New JIPM Article on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Annapolis MD; September 3, 2014 – The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive, herbivorous insect species that was accidentally introduced to the United States from Asia. First discovered in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1996, it has since been found in at least 40 states in the U.S. as well as Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, and Lichtenstein.

Fred Baxendale Selected as ESA Honorary Member

Annapolis MD; August 28, 2014 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Fred Baxendale as an Honorary Member of the Society. Honorary Membership acknowledges those who have served ESA for at least 20 years through significant involvement in the affairs of the Society that has reached an extraordinary level. Candidates for this honor are selected by the ESA Governing Board and then voted on by the ESA membership. Dr.

ESA Members at the Brazilian Congress of Entomology

Annapolis, MD; August 27, 2014 – Representatives from the Entomological Society of America (ESA) will be taking part in the Entomological Society of Brazil's 25th Brazilian Congress of Entomology in Goiânia from September 14-18, 2014.

Susan Weller Elected as Future ESA President

Annapolis, MD; August 26, 2013 -- Dr. Susan Weller, an entomology professor at the University of Minnesota and director of the Bell Museum of Natural History, was recently elected to be future President of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). She will serve as Vice President-Elect in 2015, then as Vice President in 2016, and finally as ESA President in 2017.

Oldest Beetle in Omaliini Tribe Found in Amber

Annapolis, MD; July 31, 2014 – An international team of scientists from Spain, France, and the U.S. has discovered and described a rove beetle that is the oldest definitive member of the tribe Omaliini that has ever been found in amber. The discovery and description were made possible through the use of the propagation phase-contrast X-ray synchrotron imaging technique, which allows the detailed study of otherwise invisible specimens in opaque amber.

ESA Recognizes 2014 Fellows

Annapolis, MD; July 30, 2014 – The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected ten new Fellows of the Society for 2014. The election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will be recognized during Entomology 2014 -- ESA's 62nd Annual Meeting -- which will be held November 16-19, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.