Entomology students, faculty net ESA awards

Several members of the Department of Entomology were honored with awards at the recent annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Portland, Oregon.

President’s Prize for Student Presentations: Undergraduate Competition

  • Olimpia Ferguson, first prize, poster presentation (advised by Susan Jones).
  • MaLisa Spring, first prize, oral presentation (advised by Mary Gardiner).

President’s Prize for Student Presentations: Graduate Competition

  • Liu Yang, first prize (advised by Pete Piermarini).
  • Courtney Darrington, second prize (advised by Susan Jones).
  • Doug Sponsler, second prize (advised by Reed Johnson).

Faculty Awards

The following faculty members received national awards:

  • Mary Gardiner received the International Organization for Biological Control Early Career Outstanding Scientist Award; and ESA’s Early Career Innovation Award.
  • Dan Herms received the ESA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Horticultural Entomology.

Congratulations to all!