Announcements and Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; October 13, 2020—The Entomological Society of America welcomes Stacie L. East to its team as the organization’s new membership and diversity program manager. Serving in a newly created staff position, East will be a leading voice for all ESA membership campaigns and engagement strategies, including new diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 30, 2020—For science to serve all of society, it must embrace diversity within its ranks and acknowledge and actively work against the inherent biases that lead to systemic exclusion of underrepresented groups in scientific institutions. The Entomological Society of America strongly opposes the White House’s recently released Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. While veiled as a step toward equality, the Order instead represents an unnecessary restriction on our nation’s efforts to understand and eliminate systemic bias. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 2, 2020—Marianne Alleyne, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected by members of the Entomological Society of America as the organization's next Vice President-Elect. ESA members have also elected four other members to begin or continue positions on the ESA Governing Board. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 2, 2020—In recognition of their long-term dedication and significant contributions to the Entomological Society of America (ESA), five entomologists have been selected as Honorary Members of the Society in 2020. ...

Annapolis, MD; September 2, 2020—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2020. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 17, 2020—The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2020 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored during Entomology 2020, ESA's Virtual Annual Meeting, taking place online November 11-25. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 17, 2020—The Entomological Society of America seeks candidates to serve in the position of co-editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, ESA's quarterly membership magazine. The selected candidate would begin their term in January 2021 and serve alongside current editor-in-chief Kevin Steffey, who will step down at the end of 2021 after a distinguished term of service. The new co-editor may then continue as sole editor or request the recruitment of a new co-editor ...

Annapolis, MD; July 3, 2020—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America has voted to rename its student quiz bowl, previously known as the Linnaean Games, as the “Entomological Games.” ...

Annapolis, MD; June 11, 2020—Diseases spread by insects and other public health threats are not confined by national borders. The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to end the relationship between the U.S. and the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has been on the front lines of every major infectious disease outbreak since its foundation, from Ebola and Zika to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It also plays a critical role in helping manage and protect against diseases spread by insects and their relatives. ...

Annapolis, MD; June 1, 2020—The field of entomology has been immeasurably enriched by black scientists, including Dr. Charles H. Turner, likely the first black professional entomologist in the United States, and Dr. Ernest J. Harris, who will be honored in the 2020 ESA Founders’ Memorial Award Lecture, among many others. But these scientists have faced numerous barriers, both historically and, sadly, through the present day. ...

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