Announcements and Press Releases

New Ethics Statement and Policy: A Letter From the ESA President

Annapolis, MD; November 29, 2021—In pursuit of our strategic principle that ESA has a social responsibility to develop all of its members, last month the Governing Board approved a new Ethics Statement and Policy that strengthens ESA's commitment to making entomology a welcoming discipline for all. The provisions in this new document mark some of the most significant advancements ESA has made toward enabling greater equity and inclusion in our Society in many years.

New Certificate Program Showcases Integrated Pest Management Skill

Annapolis, MD; November 1, 2021—Pest management professionals have a new opportunity to jumpstart their careers through the Certified Integrated Pest Management Technician credential from the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. Designed for professionals with less than five years' experience in pest management, the Certified IPM Technician (CIT) credential demonstrates a foundational skillset and commitment to the principles and practices of integrated pest management (IPM).

Song, Bond Named New Editors-in-Chief of Insect Systematics and Diversity

Annapolis, MD; October 12, 2021—Entomologists Hojun Song, Ph.D., and Jason Bond, Ph.D., have been selected to be new co-editors-in-chief of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity, published by the Entomological Society of America. Song is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. Bond is a professor and the Evert and Marion Schlinger endowed chair in insect systematics in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California, Davis. They will begin in their positions with the journal on January 1, 2022.

Jennifer Henke Elected as Next Vice President-Elect of Entomological Society of America

Annapolis, MD; September 1, 2021—Jennifer A. Henke, laboratory manager at the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District in Indio, California, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members also elected four other members to begin or continue positions on the ESA Governing Board.

ESA Receives CDC Award to Build, Diversify Public Health Entomology Workforce

Annapolis, MD; August 30, 2021—The Entomological Society of America will play a leading role in strengthening the nation’s capacity in public health entomology, thanks to a new $500,000 cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The funding will support programs to expand and diversify the pipeline of students and professionals entering public health entomology careers.

ESA Names Winners of 2021 Professional and Student Awards

Annapolis, MD; August 17, 2021—The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2021 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored during Entomology 2021, ESA's Annual Meeting, taking place in-person and online, October 31 – November 3, in Denver, Colorado.

ESA Bylaws Amendment Vote Delayed, Special Election Slated for September

August 13, 2021. To ESA members: I am writing today to let you know about an important change to the ESA 2021 elections: The proposed ESA Bylaws amendment that was on the current ballot has been removed and will be re-issued for a member vote via a special election in September. Please note: This change does not affect any part of the election other than the Bylaws initiative. All votes for candidates for office are unaffected, and the closing date for the current election period for candidates for office remains August 18.

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