Announcements and Press Releases

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. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 30, 2021—The Entomological Society of America will play a leading role in strengthening the nation’s capacity in public health entomology, thanks to a new $500,000 cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The funding will support programs to expand and diversify the pipeline of students and professionals entering public health entomology careers. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 17, 2021—The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2021 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored during Entomology 2021, ESA's Annual Meeting, taking place in-person and online, October 31 – November 3, in Denver, Colorado. ...

August 13, 2021. To ESA members: I am writing today to let you know about an important change to the ESA 2021 elections: The proposed ESA Bylaws amendment that was on the current ballot has been removed and will be re-issued for a member vote via a special election in September. Please note: This change does not affect any part of the election other than the Bylaws initiative. All votes for candidates for office are unaffected, and the closing date for the current election period for candidates for office remains August 18. ...

Annapolis, MD; August 2, 2021—The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2021. Election as a Fellow of ESA acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach, administration, or the military. ...

Annapolis, MD; July 20, 2021—David B. Taylor, Ph.D., retired research entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and adjunct professor, emeritus, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Entomology, a bimonthly scientific journal of the Entomological Society of America. ...

Annapolis, MD; July 7, 2021—The Entomological Society of America has removed “gypsy moth” and “gypsy ant” as recognized common names for two insect species in its Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms List. The changes are made in conjunction with the launch of a new ESA program to review and replace insect common names that may be inappropriate or offensive. Entomologists, scientists in related fields, and the public are invited to participate in identifying and proposing alternatives for insect common names that perpetuate negative ethnic or racial stereotypes. ...

Annapolis, MD; June 28, 2021—Drones keep getting smaller and smaller, while their potential applications keep getting bigger and bigger. And now unmanned aircraft systems are taking on some of the world’s biggest small problems: insect pests. From crop-munching caterpillars to disease-transmitting mosquitoes, insects that threaten crops, ecosystems, and public health are increasingly being targeted with new pest-management strategies that deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or drones) for detection and control. And a variety of these applications are featured in a new special collection published this week in the Journal of Economic Entomology. ...

Annapolis, MD; May 24, 2021—Vernard Lewis, Ph.D., BCE, emeritus cooperative extension specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2021, the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). ...

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