Entomology 2019 Workshops

The following have been accepted as workshops for Entomology 2019. Registration and scheduling information will be made available in May.

Program Workshops


Program Workshops

ComSciCon Entomology

Organizers: Sheryl Hosler, Maxwell Helmberger, Laura Kraft, and Kaylee Arnold

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.

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

Organizer: Lauren Weidner

This workshop will review different type of outreach projects, displays, 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.

If They're Laughing, They're Listening

Organizers: Meaghan Pimsler, Lauren Diepenbrock, and Brian Lovett

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.

Start Advocating Entomology on Social Media!

Organizers: Ryan Gott and Karly Regan

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.


ARM Software Training for the Industry

Organizer: Kyle Kepner

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.

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

Organizers: Sharlene Sing and Carey Minteer

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.

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias

Organizers: Ana Vélez and Leo Taylor

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

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.

Work on Your Social Life: Starting Social Science Collaborations

Organizers: Hannah Penn, Katelyn Kesheimer, Scott O'Neal, and Monique Rivera

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.

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