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Annapolis, MD; September 24, 2013 -- A grand opening party for the new ESA headquarters office in Annapolis, MD was held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.
Governing Board members, Branch and Section leaders, ESA staff, and other visitors gathered to celebrate the new office space and to welcome in a new era for the Society.
Annapolis, MD; September 12, 2013 -- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of the USDA-AFRI Student Travel Grants. This travel grant award for Entomology 2013 is funded by USDA-NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Program on Plant-Associated Insects and Nematodes. It was created to provide financial support to graduate students for new networking, presentation, and research opportunities at Entomology 2013.
The following entomology students are winners of the 2013 USDA-AFRI Student Travel Grants:
Annapolis, MD; September 12, 2013 -- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Monsanto Research Grant Awards and the 2013 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.
Annapolis, MD; September 12, 2013 -- For nearly 80 years, the North American cicada Okanagana viridis has received little attention in scientific literature, but a new article in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America provides the first notes on the song and ecology of this elusive species, and updates its known range.
Annapolis, MD; September 11, 2013 -- The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 awards. The awards will be presented at Entomology 2013, ESA's 61st Annual Meeting in Austin, TX from November 10-13, 2013.
Annapolis, MD; September 11, 2013 -- The Entomological Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 awards. The awards will be presented at Entomology 2013, the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Austin, TX from November 10-13, 2013.
Annapolis, MD; August 28, 2013 -- May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), was recently elected Vice President-Elect of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). After serving as VP-Elect in 2014, she will be Vice President in 2015 and then ESA President in 2016, the same year that ESA will host the International Congress of Entomology, an event that occurs every four years.
Annapolis, MD; August 6, 2013 -- A new pitfall trap designed to capture bed bugs is more effective than those currently on the market, according to the authors of an article appearing in the next issue of the Journal of Economic Entomology. The authors also found that traps baited with an experimental chemical lure mixture caught 2.2 times as many bed bugs as traps without the lure.
Annapolis, MD; July 31, 2013 -- The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) have announced the start of the 5th Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event. This national initiative encourages scientists across the nation to showcase for federal and state lawmakers the people, facilities, and equipment required to conduct scientific research.
Annapolis, MD; July 31, 2013 -- The latest issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (http://www.entsoc.org/jipm) -- an open-access, peer-reviewed, extension journal covering the field of integrated pest management -- contains articles on using IPM to control corn earworms, beetles, and other insect pests, plus an article highlighting the accomplishments of the Research Program for Deployed Warfighter Protection against disease-carrying insects.