YouTube Your Entomology Contest Finalists Announced

Lanham, MD; Oct 9, 2012 – The members of the judging panel for the 2012 ESA YouTube Your Entomology contest have chosen the finalists for each of the four categories.

The winners from each category will be announced at Entomology 2012, ESA's 60th Annual Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, November 11-14, 2012. Each winner will receive a $200 cash prize and a Stinger award trophy.

The finalists for each category and links to the videos can be found below:

Research/Discovery Category

“A New Weed Seed Predator?”
by Aaron F. Fox
North Carolina State University

Teaching/Instruction Category

“Invasive Species”
by David A. Andow and Ellen Schofield
University of Minnesota

“The Cankerworm Chronicles”
by Lynn F. Faust
Emory River Land Company

Trissolcus halyomorphae: An Egg Parasitoid of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug”
by Chris Hedstrom
Oregon State University

Outreach/Extension Category

“Grape Mealybug Spring Monitoring”
by Lucia Varela, Rhonda Smith, and Juliet Braslow
University of California Cooperative Extension

“Pollen of Plenty”
by Erin Ingram and Andrew Ivanhoe
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Soybean Aphid Speed Scouting”
by Cable Hardin, Kelley Tilmon, and Buyung Hadi
South Dakota State University

Open Category

“Ants Africa”
by Marlin E. Rice
Ames, IA

“Life in the Gutter”
by Marty Lewis
California State University-Long Beach

“What Makes Science Beautiful”
by Jamin Dreyer and Claudio Gratton
University of Wisconsin—Madison

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