Several UNL Entomology graduate and undergraduate students received recognition at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Entomological society of America, held at Reno NV, Nov. 13-16.
Several UNL Entomology students received awards for presentations at the meeting including:
Anthony McMechan, 1st place, Graduate student oral presentation
Jessica Jurzenski, 1st place, Graduate student oral presentation
Ana Maria Velez, 2nd place, Graduate Student oral presentation
Kyle Koch, 1st place, Graduate Student poster presentation
Tim Husen, 2nd place, Graduate Student poster presentation
Stephen Losey, 2nd place, Undergraduate poster presentation
UNL tied with The Ohio State University for the most student competition awards of any university at the meeting.
The UNL Linnaean Team (Tim Husen, Ken Miwa, Jessica Jurzenski, Wayne Ohnesorg, and alternate Lizette Dahlgren, placed first in the competition, beating a team from North Carolina State University in the finals. The Linnaean Games are a quiz-bowl competition with questions from all aspects of entomology. UNL previously won the national championship in 2006.
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are students, researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, and hobbyists. For more information, please visit http://www.entsoc.org.
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