Announcements and Press Releases

Christopher Beatty Chosen for 2022 ESA Founders' Memorial Lecture

Annapolis, MD; May 9, 2022—Christopher Beatty, Ph.D., visiting scholar in the Program for Conservation Genomics at Stanford University, has been selected to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia.

The Hidden Costs of War: A Letter From the ESA President

Annapolis, MD; March 4, 2022—The Entomological Society of America stands in support of science, exploration, and the preservation of our collective natural history. War upends that. As armed forces roll further into Ukraine, we fear for our colleagues, friends, and family who are in harm's way, and we wish for a peaceful resolution to this conflict to be found soon. And, when this conflict ends, the diverse Ukrainian scientific community will need the world's help to rebuild lives, labs, and research groups and to restore their lost or damaged libraries and collections.

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.

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