2021 DeLong & Root Competition Results

Nov. 2, 2021
C. Shepard ESA Presentation- DeLong Awardee

Congratulations to all competitors on their excellent and impressive work, clearly a lot went into preparing the presentations and posters! 

This year 4 students presented posters and 7 students presented ten-minute talks in preparation for the Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual MeetingOSU Entomology will be represented well at ESA!  


This award provides some support for students to attend professional meetings in entomology and other student-oriented departmental purposes to promote excellence in teaching and research. Established March 1, 1985, by family, friends, colleagues and former students of Dr. DeLong, Professor Emeritus of Entomology.

DeLong Award oral presentation – Dylan Ricke & Caralee Shepard

DeLong Award poster presentation – Johanna Schwartz


This award provides support to graduate students studying agricultural or urban entomology to attend professional meetings. Jack and Helen Root established the Entomology Travel Endowment Fund on July 11, 2003.

Root Award, Agricultural research – Valerie Anderson

Root Award, Urban research – Michelle Pham

The Entomology Department may award more than one DeLong award per category when travel funds permit. Students may only win the DeLong award once in each category (talk and poster).

Sward ESA Infographic 2021

Congratulations all!