Entomology 2017 Sunrise Sessions

New this year, the Annual Meeting will feature specialty sessions first thing in the morning prior to the start of the morning scientific program. There will be 5 Sunrise Sessions in this year's program. 

Achieving Success as a Mentor through Implementation of Effective Mentoring Strategies
Organizers: Ana Vélez, Lina Bernaola, and Katelyn Kesheimer

Sunday, November 5
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM

Mentoring is an important component for success as a scientist. Participants will learn how to become more effective mentors as part of their own professional development and in the context of their own experience and knowledge. Issues impacting mentoring relationships will be addressed through interactive discussions and activities.

"Bugs on Bugs": An Inquiry-Based, Collaborative Activity to Illustrate the Diversity of Arthropods and their Symbionts
Organizer: Evan Lampert

Sunday, November 5
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM

Attendees will learn about and practice our "Bugs on Bugs" educational activity, in which students sample arthropods and learn about microbial carriages. This activity is designed to connect students in organismal biology and microbiology courses, and attendees are encouraged to collaborate with colleagues to adopt this activity in their courses.

Women in Entomology Breakfast
Organizers: Gail Kampmeier, Elizabeth F. Beckemeyer, Rayda K. Krell, Patricia Prasifka, Amanda Jacobson, and Michelle Smith

Monday, November 6
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM

The Women in Entomology Breakfast encourages networking, mentoring, and collegiality, with an emphasis on inspiring more women to enter and stay in entomology and science. We thank Dow AgroSciences for generously sponsoring the breakfasts of the students and post-docs! Open to all interested in promoting women in entomology.

Igniting School Staff and Student Interest in IPM through Innovation
Organizers: Matthew Baur, Thomas Green, Susan T. Ratcliffe, Rebecca Baldwin, and Janet Hurley

Wednesday, November 8
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM

Designed to assist Extension/Outreach professionals to inspire grassroots groups like school staff and community groups to adopt and sustain IPM programs from research to on the ground implementation. Session will address the need for innovative solutions to common barriers to the delivery of the IPM message to diverse audiences.

USDA-APHIS-BRS and EPA Training on Permitting for Genetically Engineered Insects
Organizers: Abigail Walter, Lisa Knolhoff, and Jeannette Martinez

Wednesday, November 8
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM

USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services and EPA invite researchers working with genetically engineered insects to meet our entomologists. We will present an overview of USDA and EPA regulations, followed by helpful tips for creating and submitting permits to APHIS for GE insects that are or contain genetic material from plant pests.

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