Entomology’s Bugged on remote working and flourishing

Constraints for containing the novel coronavirus are keeping most of us off campus, but work, challenges and success continue as you’ll see in this issue of Bugged.

Cover of Bugged

What a new world we are working and living in! What working at home means for us varies, but you can bet it includes video conferencing and new ways of thinking about how one accomplishes teaching, research and outreach. In this Spring 2020 issue of Bugged, you’ll get a taste of those new approaches to being MSU entomologists and also our news:

  • We continue to win awards. Doctoral students Allison Zahorec and Dan Turner, professor Ke Dong and professor emeritus George Bird have each earned distinction this spring.
  • Many are finding podcasts handy entertainment while doing social distancing. MSU Entomology is part of two new productions.
  • Undergrad Osten Eschedor points to experiences like 4-H, Science Olympiad and a job working with Chris Difonzo’s research as the drivers that led her to studying entomology.
  • Graduate student Zinan Wang enjoys time in Henry Chung’s lab, especially when data from experiments becomes available for testing his hypotheses.
  • Alumna Emily May discusses the value of communication skills for her work with the Xerces Society, an international conservation society.

Read this and more about the Department in the Spring 2020 issue of Bugged.

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