Announcements and Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; January 7, 2021—To ESA members and the entomology profession at large: On behalf of the Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America, today I echo the chorus of shock and condemnation at yesterday’s violent assault on our nation’s democratic institutions. It is a heartbreaking day for the United States of America. As a scientific society, ESA cannot pursue its mission to improve the world through scientific progress when ongoing crises in American leadership create constant turmoil that hinders our members from doing their work or simply living their lives. The orderly and peaceful transition of power must be carried forward so that we can get our country back to work solving the critical problems we face. ...

Annapolis, MD; November 10, 2020—The Entomological Society of America welcomes Matt Hudson to its staff as the Society’s new director of publications, communications, and marketing. Hudson will guide the growth and advancement of ESA’s family of research journals as well as the Society’s communications and outreach efforts to both members and beyond. ...

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.” ...

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