Department News

  1. 2019 ESA North Central Branch Meeting Award Winners

    Mar 20, 2019

    Contratulations to our award-winning faculty and students! (follow link for complete list).

  2. Megan Meuti attends CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing workshop

    Aug 30, 2018

    Megan Meuti attended a workshop sponsored by the Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network in Rockville, Maryland from July 22-27th. While there she learned how to use transposons and CRISPR/Cas9 to create transgenic insects and received hands-on training in preparing and injecting freshly laid insect embryos.

  3. Megan Meuti Receives Entomological Society of America Early Career Professional Teaching Award

    Aug 22, 2018

    The ESA Early Career Protessional Teaching Award is given to a student transition or early professional who excels in entomological education.

  4. Fragrant Madagascan Plant Holds Promise as a Mosquito Fighter

    Aug 22, 2018

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Scientists at The Ohio State University have successfully tested a new chemical to control mosquitoes, including the ones that spread Zika, and it comes from a traditional medicinal plant found only in Madagascar. Full article here.

  5. Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides, webinar with Elizabeth Long

    Aug 21, 2018

    In this webinar, Elizabeth Long provides a brief overview of the factors that influence pesticide exposure risks for beneficial insects across the landscape. She summarizes current knowledge of the different routes of pesticide exposure for pollinators, discusses the research methods used to identify these risks, and highlights steps we can take to promote and protect pollinators in our home, urban, and agricultural landscapes.

  6. Dave Shetlar, "The Bug Doc," visits Good Day Columbus to talk bugs.

    Aug 21, 2018

    Dr. David Shetlar stopped by Good Day Columbus to talk about the bugs making a comeback this fall, and how you can try to stop them from taking over your home (August, 2018).

  7. 2018 Student Award Winners

    Aug 17, 2018

    Congratulations to this year’s graduate student award winners.  These students, as well as the winners of the spring DeLong competition, were recognized at a department awards ceremony this summer.

    2018 Susan W. Fisher Teaching Award                     James Radl

    2018 David J. Horn Service Award                            Yvan Delgado de la Flor

    2018 Lowell R. “Skip” Nault Research Award            Ashley Yates

    2018 James E. Tew Extension Award                       Susan Ndiaye

  8. Entomology research featured in Cleveland event

    Aug 22, 2017

    Research underway in Cleveland by graduate student Denisha Parker, undergraduate Ryan Byler, and entomologist Mary Gardiner was featured in the city's ciCLEvia event July 16.

    In its second year, ciCLEvia is an open streets movement that periodically closes down sections of the city to motorists and opens it to everything from yoga to cycling to giant Jenga games and hula hooping. 

  9. Department Student Win Awards

    Jun 22, 2017

    Help us congratulate our award winners from the 2017 Entomological Society of America meeting!

    Graduate Student Scholarship: 

    Katie Todd (The Ohio State University)

    John Henry Comstock Award:


    Kayla Perry (The Ohio State University)

    Linnaean Games:
    1st Place, The Ohio State University (team members - James Radl, Robin Bautista-Jimenez, Emily Justus, Adrian Pekarcik; Alternates - Zach Griebenow, Alex Tyrpak; Coach – Joe Raczkowski)

  10. Bees in Your Backyard: Olivia Carril Coming to Ohio in August!

    Jun 16, 2017

    Author and biologist Olivia Carril will travel to Ohio in August to teach four daylong native bee workshops. Each workshop includes hands-on bee identification using microscopes as well as field experiences with plant and bee experts.

    Wednesday, August 2: University of Mount Union in Alliance

    Thursday, August 3: Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware

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