Archived Webinars

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Preparing for the March for Science

Speakers from ESA, Lewis-Burke Associates, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will discuss the logistics of the March, best practices for non-partisan advocacy on behalf of science, and advice for productively engaging with the media during and after the March.

Mentoring Tips and Tricks for Early Career Professionals

You are responsible for managing people, but how do you juggle getting the job done, inspiring your mentees, and empowering your grad students to be the best they can be? Our panelist will teach you how to be a good leader, traits to look for in mentees, how to tailor your mentoring to each individual, and more.

Top Tips When Creating Job Application Packages

You've found the perfect job to apply for, but what do you do next? Tailoring your resume to the position or drafting the perfect teaching statement can be daunting. Learn what to include in your job application package and how you can make yourself look great on paper, impressing your future potential employers no matter which direction your career goes. Our panel will touch on select topics including tips when writing a teaching statement and how to apply for a position within the USDA.

Know Before You Go: ICE 2016

You have made the commitment to go to ICE 2016, now ensure that you will have the best time possible. Tips on planning the best experience include: what not to miss; how to plan your schedule in advance; what to bring; what to wear; and how to take advantage of the networking opportunities available to meet the right people. This is a not-to-be-missed webinar event for ICE 2016 attendees!

Standing Out from the Crowd: Building Your CV/Resume

In this second part of the two part webinar series, participants will learn more about getting involved with committees, judging panels, and the editorial process; volunteering at the ESA Annual Meeting; and how to give your best presentation at your next meeting.

Standing Out from the Crowd: Promoting your Strengths and Meeting the Right People

Your next job interview begins before you even walk in the door or submit your CV for consideration? In part one of Standing Out from the Crowd, learn how to meet the right people, and get them to remember you; tips and tricks to leveraging your graduate program to build on your personal development; and the steps to take to become involved in outreach and community service programs.

Considering Non-Traditional Careers in Entomology

While tenure track academic jobs are often heralded as the traditional career path, most MS and PhD’s are finding employment in other fields. Learn how to find more information about alternative career options and what you can do to prepare for the job of your future!

Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Write the Best Cover Letter

Do cover letters give you writer’s block? You’re not alone. Not only can job ads can be overwhelming, many describe such an “ideal candidate” that you get discouraged and decide not to apply. Receive step-by-step instructions for writing powerful cover letters. Spoiler alert: The cover letter is not about you, it's about them.

There is No R in Entomology, But There is One in Reproducible

Dr. Drew Tyre, a wildlife population ecologist at the University of Nebraska, discusses and demonstrates how entomologists and other scientists can use R and RStudio as an end-to-end solution for data management, visualization, and analysis. He focuses on the tools that enable the paradigm of "reproducible research" because, as Dr. Tyre says, "Your most important collaborator is yourself in 6 months, and your past self doesn't answer emails!"

How to Conduct a Great Scientific Presentation

Dr. Laramy Enders (UNL) and Dr. Sarah Zukoff (KSU) outline the many ingredients required to deliver a truly great scientific presentation – valuable advice for entomologists and scientists in any stage of their career. In the first half, Laramy focuses on the dos and don’ts of presenting at an annual meeting such as ESA’s Entomology 2015. In the second half, Sarah focuses on presenting to the public in an extension capacity.

Time Management Strategies: Survival Stories from Academia and Industry

Drs. Julie Peterson, Jen White, and Kelly Tindall share many helpful insights on the crucial role that time management and organization have played, and continue to play, in their lives. They provide tips and tricks for managing a demanding academic, research, or work schedule (or maybe all three!); dealing with an extension appointment; and searching for and getting your first real job - all while enjoying your life and maintaining sanity!

Proposal Development: Learn the Process and the Writing Strategies to Get the Funding You Need

Dr. Robin Walker, head of the Grad Student Progress System at the University of Missouri, offers valuable insight on internal and external funding streams, the effective habits of successful investigators, and specific proposal writing skills and strategies.

How to Take Better Insect Photos with Any Camera

Dr. Alex Wild, a renowned insect photographer, discusses how anyone can utilize any camera to produce great insect photos. He offers five simple tips to improve your insect photographs, discussing topics ranging from camera lighting and positioning to dealing with often-uncooperative subjects.

Networking at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology

This engaging panel discussion includes a brief history on the International Congresses of Entomology, the benefits of participating in ICE 2016 in Orlando, and advice on how to plan and prepare to maximize the value of the event.

Making the Most of Your Statistical Analysis

Dr. Erin Blankenship from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln showcases 2-3 common analysis approaches for entomological data. For each one, she explains the appropriate statistical model, as well as the SAS code necessary to fit it. She also discusses how to interpret the results of the analysis.

Job Hunting Series 200

  • Resume/CV Writing
  • Resources to find a Job
  • Career Development
  • Managing to the Big Transition to Your First or New Job

Citizen Science

Citizen science can offer researchers and participants many things, but what goes into developing a citizen science project? What are the benefits and concerns? Learn how citizen science is being used to meet research and education needs of both project leaders and collaborating participants, using projects established at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Entomology as examples.

Inside of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management

The co-editors-in-chief of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management, Dr. Marlin Rice and Dr. Kevin Steffey, along with extension entomologist Dr. Jeff Bradshaw cover JIPM's four different categories and information about how to submit articles, plus an overview of the benefits of publishing in the journal.

Communicating with a Non-Scientific Community

Jeff Bradshaw discusses some thoughts, tools, and approaches when communicating with non-scientific audiences.

Approaching the Unapproachable: Tips and Tricks for Field Photography of Wary Insects

Learn some of the techniques that Ted MacRae uses to obtain close-up and macro photographs to achieve field photography success.

ESA Webinar on Congressional Visits

Julie Palakovich Carr discusses how to improve your communication skills, tips for conducting a successful meeting with an elected official, and information about the importance of federal funding for biological research.

How to Write a Good Scientific Paper

Dr. Tom Sappington shows you how a well-structured paper allows readers to understand: The general subject matter, background known about the topic, overall question/problem of interest and many other instructional guidance for the delivery of a good scientific paper.

How to Efficiently and Effectively Review a Journal Manuscript

Dr. Raymond Cloyd discusses how to efficiently and effectively review a journal manuscript by addressing factors associated with the manuscript submission and review process, decision to review, procedures affiliated with conducting an efficient and effective review of a journal manuscript, and the value of the manuscript review process.

Creating Scientific Posters

Learn how to create scientific posters that your colleagues and advisors will not stop talking about. Lana Johnson helps you learn how to display your work with award-winning design.

Professional Networking

Tiffany Heng-Moss, Ph.D. and Robert K. D. Peterson, Ph.D, experts in the entomological field, discuss how to professionally network, providing helpful tips to build your confidence and answer your questions.

Grant Writing 101

Terri Fayle, Senior Grant Specialist, Kansas State University's College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, and Cooperative Extension Service, provides beginning researchers with some basic information.

Improve Your Data Presentation

Dr. Roger Moon provides three simple techniques that can be used to improve the effectiveness of data slides for use in spoken presentations. Authors should strive to simplify content, organize elements sensibly, and remove clutter that distracts viewer attention from the intended content.

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