Archived Webinars

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ESA-Related Webinars

Webinar: Get Credentialed: ESA Certifications

Learn about ESA's Certification Corporation.

Webinar - State of the Society

Join ESA President Michelle S. Smith and Executive Director Chris Stelzig for the  "State of the Society" address. The webinar will provide updates on the ESA's financial status; meeting, membership, and programmatic growth; new initiatives; and other important updates. There will also be time for questions from members.

Webinar: How to Get on the Ballot

This webinar will explore the reasons to consider running for a leadership position in ESA, how to get on the ballot, and what to expect from your service to the Society.  Panelists with a variety of leadership experiences within the Society will share their reflections and perspectives.

Entomology Advocacy Week 2020/2021

Entomology Advocacy Week 2021 Kick-off with Senator Angus King

Listen to special guest Senator Angus King (I-ME) and ESA Vice President-Elect Marianne Alleyne as they discussed entomology advocacy and why to get involved.

EAW 2020 Insect Biodiversity Loss

Here, you can view the recording of our EAW2020 Webinar discussing insect biodiversity loss and what can be done to address it. 

EAW 2020 World Humanitarian Day and the International Locust Crisis

Watch the archived webinar from EAW2020 to learn more about the ongoing global locust crisis. 

EAW 2020 Emerging Threats in Vector Borne Diseases

View the archived webinar discussing the work being done by the various CDC Regional Centers of Excellence for Vector Borne Diseases and their ongoing work from their directors

EAW 2020 The Next Farm Bill and the Future of Agriculture

This webinar discussed the next Federal Farm Bill.  For access to this webinar, please reach out to us here.

EAW 2020 Science & Democracy

In this webinar Political Strategist, and Screenwriter Shawn Otto discusses the intersection of science and politics

Learning and Educational Webinars

From Bug Poetry to Effective Writing

Join presenter Jim Benton for an hour-long classroom experience of experimenting with translating the writing of poetry to writing more effectively in any genre. Participants will write, share their writing, share responses with each other, revise and edit, and discover an effective writing process.

Entomology Advocacy Week 2021 Kick-off with Senator Angus King

Listen to special guest Senator Angus King (I-ME) and ESA Vice President-Elect Marianne Alleyne as they discussed entomology advocacy and why to get involved.

Lessons Learned from Teaching Entomology Online

Join Carly Tribull and Michael Skvarla as they present some of the challenges and potential solutions for teaching a collection-based entomology class mostly isolated from students.

How to Make Great Scientific Figures

Webinar attendees will develop intuition for how best to visualize their data (e.g., optimal chart types and color schemes), will learn about novel visualization strategies that can be adapted for scientific data, and will gain familiarity with software that will allow them to generate scientific figures both through writing code and through point-and-click interfaces that require no programming knowledge.

Incorporating Entomological Research in the Classroom

How can teachers and educators use entomology research to communicate important scientific concepts? Using papers published in Insect Systematics and Diversity, a group of panelists will discuss how their research can be used in a classroom to teach key concepts and methods, from ecology and conservation to evolution and taxonomy. 

Agriculture Research Management Certification Workshop 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 of an interactive ARM (Agriculture Research Management) certification training. The training covers all aspects of ARM including Planning an experiment, conducting a trial, analyzing data, and reporting results.

Agriculture Research Management Certification Workshop 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 of an interactive ARM (Agriculture Research Management) certification training. The training covers all aspects of ARM including Planning an experiment, conducting a trial, analyzing data, and reporting results.

Work on Your Social Life: Starting Social Science Collaborations

In this informative and interactive webinar, presenters Erika Machtinger, PhD, CWB®, Keith Machtinger detail the benefits of interdisciplinary instruction and draw connections across disciplines. Attendees will gain an understanding of the planning foundations for an interdisciplinary course and discover potential resources and techniques. The presenters will also share their insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with interdisciplinary courses. Dr. Jerrod Penn and Dr. Hannah Penn, will then display how economics and surveys complement entomology.

Distance Learning Tools For Students

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic ESA hosted a webinar, presented by Dr. Craig Coates and Dr. Adrienne Brundage geared towards highlighting resources and best practices for educators that have moved to a virtual classroom. The Webinar can be viewed here

Distance Learning Tools For Educators

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic ESA hosted a webinar, presented by Dr. Craig Coates and Dr. Adrienne Brundage geared towards highlighting resources and best practices for educators that have moved to a virtual classroom. The Webinar can be viewed here

Presentation Tips & Tricks for ESA's Annual Meeting

How to Submit a Successful Symposium

Have a great idea for a symposium topic for the Annual Meeting? Unsure where to get started? Join the Entomology 2021 Program Chairs for a conversation on how to submit a successful symposium proposal. We will be covering the differences between types of symposia, what makes a strong proposal, and key considerations for developing your submission. Join us to discuss your ideas and find collaborators to build out a successful submission.

Transforming ESA Awards: "How To" nominate excellence in 2021

Dr. Laramy Enders (UNL) and Dr. Sarah Zukoff (KSU) outline the many ingredients required to deliver a truly great scientific presentation. In the first half, Laramy focuses on the dos and don’ts of presenting at an annual meeting such as ESA’s, Entomology 2015. In the second half, Sarah focuses on presenting to the public in an extension capacity. Combined, they offer valuable advice for entomologists and scientists in any stage of their career.

How to Conduct a Great Scientific Presentation

Dr. Laramy Enders (UNL) and Dr. Sarah Zukoff (KSU) outline the many ingredients required to deliver a truly great scientific presentation. In the first half, Laramy focuses on the dos and don’ts of presenting at an annual meeting such as ESA’s, Entomology 2015. In the second half, Sarah focuses on presenting to the public in an extension capacity. Combined, they offer valuable advice for entomologists and scientists in any stage of their career.

Communicating Your Science

Entomology Advocacy Week 2021 Kick-off with Senator Angus King

Listen to special guest Senator Angus King (I-ME) and ESA Vice President-Elect Marianne Alleyne as they discussed entomology advocacy and why to get involved.

Three Hosts in an (Arthro)Pod-cast: How Three Entomologists Communicate Their Love of Insects

Drs. Jody Green (UNL), Jonathan Larson (UK), and Michael Skvarla (PSU) discuss their journey in science communication including how they communicate their interests in entomology, how they started their podcast, and other venues in which they practice science communication. They are currently affiliated in Extension programs at their respective universities, but they are also co-hosts of “The Arthro-Pod Show,” a podcast dedicated to all things insects and other arthropods! Learn more about our presenters, science communication, and how to do it successfully!

Transforming ESA Awards: "How To" nominate excellence in 2021

Dr. Laramy Enders (UNL) and Dr. Sarah Zukoff (KSU) outline the many ingredients required to deliver a truly great scientific presentation. In the first half, Laramy focuses on the dos and don’ts of presenting at an annual meeting such as ESA’s, Entomology 2015. In the second half, Sarah focuses on presenting to the public in an extension capacity. Combined, they offer valuable advice for entomologists and scientists in any stage of their career.

Design Thinking Series: Prototyping & Testing

The third step in the design process is to bring your creative ideas to be. In the third seminar we will discuss different prototyping methods, with a focus on low and medium fidelity prototypes, that can help you ideate, problem-solve, communicate and cheaply test multiple design solution possibilities. We will also discuss how to best test your design solution and the prototypes. Testing will help you refine your design, teach you more about the user, and will help you validate your own point of view of the problem and the solution.

Design Thinking Series: How to Ideate

During our second webinar we will discuss different ways for generating the best solutions that will address the problem you defined using the tools from the first seminar. We will show how ideation methods such as bodystorming, mindmapping and sketching can help you to come up with the broadest range of possible ideas (not necessarily with the “right” idea). The goal of these creativity tools is to look beyond the obvious, to harness your team’s expertise and to uncover unexpected solutions.

Design Thinking Series: Empathy/Personas & Problem Identification

During the first webinar of the four-part Design Thinking Series, we will discuss how important it is to truly understand the problem your product or service is trying to solve. You will learn how to develop personas and empathy for the potential users, which can be incorporated into a more successful design. You will be exposed to tools that will help you to observe, engage, watch and listen to the potential user, to get a realistic understanding of the end user’s experiences.

How to Conduct a Great Scientific Presentation

Dr. Laramy Enders (UNL) and Dr. Sarah Zukoff (KSU) outline the many ingredients required to deliver a truly great scientific presentation. In the first half, Laramy focuses on the dos and don’ts of presenting at an annual meeting such as ESA’s, Entomology 2015. In the second half, Sarah focuses on presenting to the public in an extension capacity. Combined, they offer valuable advice for entomologists and scientists in any stage of their career.

Funding/Grant Writing

Writing Grant Proposals

Learn the difference between internal and external funding streams, three effective habits of successful investigators, specific proposal writing skills and strategies, and more. Dr. Robin G. Walker, head of the Grad Student Progress System at the University of Missouri, presented this webinar and offered an insider's look at the proposal development, writing, and evaluation process.

Insect Photography

Looking to up your insect photography game? Join us for a 90 minute webinar with advice and tips for mastering the art of insect macrophotography. Insect photography experts will share their know-how on equipment, technique, and composition to help you get better insect shots—whether for your own use or for contribution to an ESA publication.

Insect Photography with Alex Wild

Alex Wild, a renowned insect photographer, discusses how anyone can utilize any camera (even an iPhone!) to produce great insect photos in this webinar. He offers five simple tips to improve your insect photographs, discussing topics ranging from camera lighting and positioning to dealing with often-uncooperative subjects.

Job Search & Preparation

Webinar - Opportunities for Entomologists at the EPA

This webinar looked at the types of jobs for entomologists available at the EPA and present perspectives from different experience levels and different divisions. Panelists talked about the types of experiences and qualifications looked for in these roles. 

 

 

 

 

Hacking the Academic Job Market

Are you fully prepared to enter the job market? Join ESA and Dr. Karen Kelsky, founder of ‘The Professor is In’ for a free virtual workshop series designed to provide insight into the Academic and non-Academic job markets. The interactive workshops will explore current conditions of the job market, what search committees look for, how to build a competitive record, how to articulate that record in job applications and interviews, and how to effectively negotiate when offered a position.

Standing Out from the Crowd: Building Your CV/Resume

In this second part of the two part webinar series, participants will learn more about getting involved with committees, judging panels, and the editorial process; volunteering at the ESA Annual Meeting; and how to give your best presentation at your next meeting.

Considering Non-Traditional Careers in Entomology

While tenure track academic jobs are often heralded as the traditional career path, most MS and PhD’s are finding employment in other fields. What are these other alternative career options and how do you find out about them? This webinar introduces three attractive options, county extension and 4-H, USDA-APHIS and the world of regulatory agriculture, and faculty positions at a teaching institution with opportunities for world travel. The presenters will also talk about how to find more information about alternative career options and what you can do to prepare for the job of your future!

Job Application & Interview

Interviewing Skills Part 2: Government and Industry Entomological Positions

Learn from recruiters and from those who have recently gone through the interviewing and hiring process on how to best prepare for job interviews. In part two of this webinar series, our panelists will discuss interviewing skills in the context of government and industry entomological positions. 

Webinar - Opportunities for Entomologists at the EPA

This webinar looked at the types of jobs for entomologists available at the EPA and present perspectives from different experience levels and different divisions. Panelists talked about the types of experiences and qualifications looked for in these roles. 

 

 

 

 

Interviewing Skills Part 1: Academia and Non-traditional Entomological Positions

Learn from recruiters and from those who have recently gone through the interviewing and hiring process on how to best prepare for job interviews. In part one of this webinar series, our panelists will discuss interviewing skills in the context of academia and non-traditional entomological positions. 

Top Tips When Creating Job Application Packages

You've found the perfect job to apply for, but what do you do next? Tailoring your resume to the position or drafting the perfect teaching statement can be daunting. Learn what to include in your job application package and how you can make yourself look great on paper, impressing your future potential employers no matter which direction your career goes. Our panel will touch on select topics including tips when writing a teaching statement and how to apply for a position within the USDA.

Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Write the Best Cover Letter

Do cover letters give you writer’s block? You’re not alone. Not only can job ads can be overwhelming, many describe such an “ideal candidate” that you get discouraged and decide not to apply.  In this session, I will give you step-by-step instructions for writing powerful cover letters.

Professional Development

Getting Involved with ESA Committees

This webinar will explore the ways to get involved with serving on ESA committees, why you should consider getting involved, and information on the opportunities available this year.

Leadership Lunch: Why and How to Serve on an ESA Committee

Looking to get more involved with ESA? Consider joining one of the many ESA committees shaping the various programs and activities of the Society. Even if you are on the fence about increasing your engagement with ESA, please consider this interactive webinar. Hopefully it will answer your questions: Why should I consider serving on a committee? What do committees do anyway? What positions are open? What is the process for joining a committee?

Mentoring Tips and Tricks for Early Career Professionals

You are responsible for managing people, but how do you juggle getting the job done, inspiring your mentees, and empowering your grad students to be the best they can be? You will learn how to be a good leader, traits to look for in mentees, how to tailor your mentoring to each individual, and more.

There is No R in Entomology, But There is One in Reproducible

Dr. Drew Tyre, a wildlife population ecologist at the University of Nebraska, discusses and demonstrates how entomologists and other scientists can use R and RStudio as an end-to-end solution for data management, visualization, and analysis. He focuses on the tools that enable the paradigm of "reproducible research" because, as Dr. Tyre says, "Your most important collaborator is yourself in 6 months, and your past self doesn't answer emails!"

Time Management Strategies: Survival Stories from Academia and Industry

Drs. Julie Peterson, Jen White, and Kelly Tindall share many helpful insights on the crucial role that time management and organization have played, and continue to play, in their lives. They provide tips and tricks for managing a demanding academic, research, or work schedule (or maybe all three!); dealing with an extension appointment; and searching for and getting your first real job - all while enjoying your life and maintaining sanity!

Statistics

There is No R in Entomology, But There is One in Reproducible

Dr. Drew Tyre, a wildlife population ecologist at the University of Nebraska, discusses and demonstrates how entomologists and other scientists can use R and RStudio as an end-to-end solution for data management, visualization, and analysis. He focuses on the tools that enable the paradigm of "reproducible research" because, as Dr. Tyre says, "Your most important collaborator is yourself in 6 months, and your past self doesn't answer emails!"