Entomology 2014 Workshops and Trainings

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
Sunday, November 16
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost - $20.00
Advance registration is required through the ESA registration site.

Instructor: Dr. Ernest S. Delfosse, Professor
Michigan State University Department of Entomology

RCR training as an integral part of the preparation and long-term professional development of current and future generations of scientists and engineers. RCR is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering. 

Ethical and responsible conduct of research is such an important element of preparation for a professional career in science that ESA recommends that RCR training is taken by all students, even if not currently supported by a grant.  ESA RCR Training topics will cover Data Management, Conflict-of-Interest, Protection of Human Subjects, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Publication and Authorship, Mentor-Trainee Responsibilities, Peer Review, Collaborative Science, Intellectual Property, Plagiarism, and Scientists as Responsible Members of Society - Environmental and Societal Impacts of Scientific Research

RCR training is required for all post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, technicians, and undergraduate students who are supported on an NSF grant that was submitted on or after 4 January 2010.

A certificate of completion will be issued to each student who finishes the training.

IMPORTANT:  Student must check with their universities to ensure that ESA RCR Training will be accepted as meeting the requirements of the university. 

To read more about RCR training and the AmericaCreating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act  - CLICK HERE

Challenges and Opportunities for Future Leaders: A Training Workshop for Student Transition and Early Professional Members of ESA

Sunday November 16, 2014
1:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Cost: FREE, includes boxed lunch. (Advance registration will be required.)  All registered student transition and early professionals will be invited to attend to sign up on a first come first serve basis. Registration for this event is handled outside of ESA's Annual Meeting registration (see additional details below).

This half day three-part, interactive workshop will provide leadership training and skills for student transition and early professional members to help them prepare for the challenges in their careers and to support the development of the next generation of leaders in entomology. The workshop will cover emerging career opportunities in entomology, managing the early years of the next career step, and exercises related to becoming effective leaders and working in teams. Boxed lunch is provided. Limited to 50 participants; by advance registration only.

Jennifer M. Tsuruda, Clemson University

Invited Speakers:
Anne Nielson, Rutgers University; Tracy Leskey, USDA ARS; Toby Spanier, University of Minnesota; Mark Abney, University of Georgia; Vaughn Walton, Oregon State University

Becoming Effective Leaders and Working in Teams

Tobias Spanier, University of Minnesota, Marshall, MN, Anne L. Nielsen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Bridgeton, NJ and Jeffrey Bradshaw, University of Nebraska, Scottsbluff, NE

Managing the Early Years of the Next Career Step

Laura A. Campbell, Dow AgroSciences, Carbondale, IL and Jennifer M. Tsuruda, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Emerging Career Opportunities in Entomology

Wendy A. Johnson, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS and Ian M. Grettenberger, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Registration Instructions:

1. Go to https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/l/enrollment/ESA
2. Fill out the contact information in the top portion of the screen
2a. Under t-shirt size, please select "not applicable"
3. From the available "jobs", please select STEP Workshop 
4. A calendar will appear below with the available workshop spots. Click on STEP Workshop and submit the form.
4a. If there are no available spots left in the main workshop sign-up, you can add the job "STEP Workshop Waitlist" and select one of those spots instead.

You will receive an email confirmation once your registration has been received and processed.

If you have any questions at all about using the sign-up form, please contact Katherine Matthews.

Member Symposium: Six Legs, Many Panels: Entomological Comics and Their Importance in Education and Culture

Tuesday, November 18
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost: Free

Do you like educational comics? Do you want to learn how to make your own educational comics (or work with those who can)? Please join several entomological and biological educational outreach comic makers as we teach you about the process of translating your research to outreach content and the design of unique and enriching insect characters! Come to 'Six Legs, Many Panels: Entomological Comics and Their Importance in Education and Culture' on Tuesday November 18th at

1:30 PM for talks followed by FREE HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS. Please email cmtribull@gmail.com to RSVP for the workshops, which will allow us to provide enough drawing supplies for everyone! Advance registration is not required but encouraged. 

Insect Illustration Workshop - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, November 19
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Cost - $16.00

Advanced registration is required through the ESA registration site.

This workshop will focus on the scientific illustration of beetles, butterflies, and other insects. The practice of drawing not only heightens the artists’ observation, but also results in a work of art that can be used as a teaching tool, in scientific writing, or to beautify a living space. The emphasis in this workshop will be on conveying anatomical structure and creating aesthetically pleasing visual communication. Exercises will allow participants to practice drawing techniques as they work toward a finished piece. Instruction is geared to all levels and all participants will receive individual assistance.

Instructor: Stacey Thalden is an instructor and nature illustrator. She has taught courses in woodworking, drawing, painting, graphic design, copper-smithing and outdoor education. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on Painting and Entomology, from Goddard College. Her work has been published in the Spring 2014 Vermont Entomological Society Newsletter.

Required materials: Please feel free to bring pinned insects, magnifiers and any additional drawing materials you would like.  Pens, pencils and a sketchbook will be provided.