Entomology 2019 Workshops

The following have been accepted as workshops for Entomology 2019.

Program Workshops


Program Workshops

From Instars to Adults: Implementing Outreach Activities across Different Education Levels and Audiences

Organizer: Lauren Weidner
Sunday, Nov. 17 │ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM │ $10 per person (limited to 30 guests)

This workshop will review different type of outreach projects, displays, and activities that will span all age ranges (children to adults). Some activities/projects will focus on reaching students in the classroom (K-12), while others will be aimed more towards reaching the general public.

Start Advocating Entomology on Social Media!

Organizers: Ryan Gott and Karly Regan
Monday, Nov. 18 │ 8:00 – 9:50 AM │ $5 per person (limit to 30 guests)
Monday, Nov. 18 │ 10:00 – 11:50 AM │ $5 per person (limit to 30 guests)

Want to share your science on social media or improve your existing efforts? We want to help! A panel of social media experts will share their experiences and answer questions followed by hands-on work with the platform Twitter to make accounts, discuss its functions, and, of course, tweet.

If They're Laughing, They're Listening

Organizers: Meaghan Pimsler, Lauren Diepenbrock, and Brian Lovett
Tuesday, Nov. 19 │9:00 – 10:30 AM│ $10 per person (limited to 35 guests)
Tuesday, Nov. 19 │10:45 AM – 12:15 PM│ $10 per person (limited to 35 guests)

Find out what stand-up comedy can teach science communicators in this 90-minute immersive workshop designed to break your academic bad habits. You will learn the basics of comedy writing and performance that will make any topic more accessible and engaging.

ComSciCon Entomology

Organizers: Sheryl Hosler, Maxwell Helmberger, Laura Kraft, Kaylee Arnold, and Madison Sankovitz
Tuesday, Nov. 19 │ 1:30 – 5:30 PM │ $5 per person

ComSciCon is a workshop run by and for graduate students interested in honing their science communication skills and knowledge. Participants will practice scicomm exercises including elevator pitches and editing written media for public consumption, and will also have opportunities to network with one another and with science communication experts.


Classical Biological Control of Weeds: Petition Development, Improvement, Submission and Review

Organizers: Sharlene Sing and Carey Minteer
Sunday, Nov. 17 │ 1:30 – 5:30 PM │ $5 per person

The proposed workshop will provide practical and strategic training on the preparation (and improvement) of petitions for permits to make initial U.S. environmental releases of nonnative phytophagous agents for classical biological control of exotic, invasive plants.

Work on Your Social Life: Starting Social Science Collaborations

Organizers: Hannah Penn, Katelyn Kesheimer, Scott O'Neal, and Monique Rivera
Monday, Nov. 18 │ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Want to learn how to design a survey without leading questions and get valuable feedback from stakeholders? Or how to incorporate human history into a class on insect-vectored disease? In this workshop you will learn tools and methods to integrate biological with social science to develop interdisciplinary projects and collaborations.

Entomological Edutainment and Portal to the Public

Tuesday, Nov 19 |  12:30  – 4:30 PM | $40 Per Person (limited to 30 guests)

Transform your research into an engaging public experience through a Portal to the Public workshop at the St. Louis Science Center. This workshop will cover methods and best practices for translating science and research content into engaging experiences and effective messages for the public of all ages. Participants will explore the center’s examples of effective experience design and will have the opportunity to both design and test interactive experiences based on their research. Coaching and facilitation will be provided by Science Center Science, Education, and Experience staff.

This hands-on workshop will take place at the St. Louis Science Center. Roundtrip transportation is included in the cost of the workshop.

ARM Software Training for the Industry

Organizer: Kyle Kepner
Wednesday, Nov. 20 │ 8 AM – 5 PM │ $5 for current students, $10 for faculty (limited to 50 guests)

ARM software is used by over 10,000 researchers worldwide in 100 countries, including the top 12 global agro-chemical corporations. Join us for an interactive ARM certification training. The training covers all aspects of ARM including: Planning an experiment, conducting a trial, analyzing data and reporting results. Graduate students will receive a 2-year license (valued at $199), facility and other participants will receive a 60-day demo license.

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias

Organizers: Ana Vélez and Leo Taylor
Wednesday, Nov. 20 │ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Implicit bias refers to involuntarily activated attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. This workshop, hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, will explore how implicit bias affects everyone and how to become a better advocate. No previous experience required. All are welcome!

Using Generalist Arthropod Biological Control Agents: Ensuring Effectiveness and Safety

Organizers: David A. Andow, Debora Pires Paula, Joop van Lenteren, Barbara Barratt, and Robert Pfannenstiel
Wednesday, Nov. 20 │ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM │ $15 per person (no limit)

This one-day workshop begins with short presentations that focus on the research challenges in developing an environmental risk assessment for generalist arthropod biological control agents. This will be followed by structured interactions to give an opportunity to resolve controversies, identify knowledge gaps and develop next steps, including possible research collaborations.


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