Bugged - Fall 2016


December 9, 2016

Thanksgiving is over and we are about to finish the fall semester. Here in the MSU Department of Entomology, we continue to be thankful. This Fall 2016 issue of “Bugged" will show you why:

  • Student veterans are connecting entomology expertise with the interests of veterans by creating programs like Heroes to Hives. In return, the Department is increasing efforts to recruit veterans to study entomology.
  • Four newly awarded grants will impact growers of fruit, vegetables and greenhouse plants along with better protecting pollinators.
  • The A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection will digitize butterfly and moth specimens with funding from a National Science Foundation grant.
  • Will Wetzel is our new assistant professor of quantitative insect ecology. Read about his work recently published in "Nature." 
  • We have not one, but two new ESA Fellows and an ESA honorary member-Del Delfosse and Doug Landis.
  • Karim Maredia was honored by the government of India with the International Leadership Award from its Indian Council of Food and Agriculture.

Last but not least, our alumni are taking on new leadership roles as described in our Alumni Profiles. Some are new assistant professors at major research universities, while others lead in the military, an Argentinian agricultural institute and the work of the USDA.


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