Announcements and Press Releases
Annapolis, MD; November 29, 2021—In pursuit of our strategic principle that ESA has a social responsibility to develop all of its members, last month the Governing Board approved a new Ethics Statement and Policy that strengthens ESA's commitment to making entomology a welcoming discipline for all. The provisions in this new document mark some of the most significant advancements ESA has made toward enabling greater equity and inclusion in our Society in many years.
Annapolis, MD; November 1, 2021—Pest management professionals have a new opportunity to jumpstart their careers through the Certified Integrated Pest Management Technician credential from the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation. Designed for professionals with less than five years' experience in pest management, the Certified IPM Technician (CIT) credential demonstrates a foundational skillset and commitment to the principles and practices of integrated pest management (IPM).
Annapolis, MD; October 21, 2021—Members of the Entomological Society of America have voted to approve the addition of a seat to the ESA Governing Board to be filled by an early-career professional member of the Society.
Annapolis, MD; October 12, 2021—Entomologists Hojun Song, Ph.D., and Jason Bond, Ph.D., have been selected to be new co-editors-in-chief of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity, published by the Entomological Society of America. Song is an associate professor in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. Bond is a professor and the Evert and Marion Schlinger endowed chair in insect systematics in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California, Davis. They will begin in their positions with the journal on January 1, 2022.
Annapolis, MD; September 1, 2021—Jennifer A. Henke, laboratory manager at the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District in Indio, California, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members also elected four other members to begin or continue positions on the ESA Governing Board.
Annapolis, MD; September 1, 2021—In recognition of their long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), six entomologists have been selected as Honorary Members of the Society in 2021.
This juried symposium is open to submissions from ESA, ESC, and ESBC Student Transition and Early Career/Early Professional members. Four presenters will be selected, one representing each ESA Section, to give a 30-minute feature presentation describing their research programs in this special symposium.
Additional information will be required, including an abstract, 1-page cover letter, and CV. Winners will receive a $500 travel stipend. Submissions not selected will be scheduled as part of the non-competition 10-minute paper sessions. Learn more.
This symposium will feature a selection of graduate students near the end of their masters or doctoral programs to showcase their research with greater depth than the standard 10-minute student competition allows. The symposium will feature a total of eight speakers, four from ESA and four from ESC.
Additional information will be required, including an abstract, 1-page outline of research to be presented, CV, two-minute promotional video, and a letter of support. Submissions not selected will be scheduled as part of the student competition 10-minute paper sessions. Learn more.