Our 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival will be on February 28, 2015. The theme will be Female Entomologist Fear Films. The festival will showcase: Growing Up Creepie (2006-) and Mansquito (2005), and feature the insect petting zoo and our annual insect art contest! The deadline for the annual Insect Art Contest will be Monday, February 23, 2015. For more information, please check out the official IFFF website and Facebook page.
May Berenbaum awarded National Medal of Science
The Department Head, Professor May Berenbaum, was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2014 for her "pioneering studies on chemical coevolution and the genetic basis of insect-plant interaction, and for enthusiastic commitment to public engagement that inspires others about the wonders of science." The National Medal of Science is the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Created in 1959, the National Medal of Science is awarded annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in science and engineering. Congratulations!
Department Head Elected Future ESA President May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology, was recently elected Vice President-Elect of the Entomological Society of America. After serving in this capacity in 2014, she will be the Vice President in 2015, and then ESA President in 2016, the same year that ESA will host the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations, Dr. Berenbaum! For more information, read the full press release here.