Call for Student Debate Teams for Entomology 2015

The ESA Student Affairs Committee is pleased to announce the topics of the Student Debates that will take place this November at Entomology 2015.

ESA is looking for six teams (4-5 people per team) to compete in the Debates, plus three speakers to give introductions.

Click here for Detailed Debate Instructions.

The topics for the 2015 debates are:

Debate 1: What is the single best genetically-engineered arthropod technology for pest control?

Debate 2: With the development of technologies like RNAi, in the future we may be capable of eradicating species. If we can eradicate a species, should we?

Debate 3: What is the single best tool for managing pesticide resistance?

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to consider forming a team to participate in this event. It is an excellent way to showcase public-speaking skills and receive professional exposure. All participants will have their debate summaries published in American Entomologist and will be invited speakers at Entomology 2015.

For more information and/or to participate, contact esastudentdebates@gmail.com.