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Recent Entomology Graduate Student Awards

The Entomology graduate program allows students to participate in important and exciting research and to become leaders in academic, government, or industrial settings.

Recent Graduate Student Awards:

  • Hannah Stewart, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, won best student talk (Plant & Environmental Sciences Track) at the Life Science Symposium at Penn State
  • Loren J. Rivera Vega, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development, received the College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • Flor Acevedo, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, John Henry Comstock Award, Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Shelley Whitehead, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 1st place, Ph.D. Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch, Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Elizabeth Rowen, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place, Ph.D. Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch, Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Kirsten Pearsons (Captain), Ryan Reynolds, Hillary Morin, Shelley Whitehead, Elizabeth Rowen, Karly Regan - 1st place team, Liannaean Games, Eastern Branch, Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Kirsten Pearsons, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place, President’s Prize for Best Talk, Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology section, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Elizabeth Rowen, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 1st place, President’s Prize for Best Talk, Plant-Insect Ecosystem section, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Shelley Whitehead, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place, Graduate ten minute paper competition, MUVE: Diptera-Mosquitoes 1, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Ching-Wen Tan, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place, Graduate ten minute paper competition, P-IE: Chemical Ecology, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Kirsten Pearsons, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place, Graduate ten minute paper competition, PBT: Toxicology, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Hillary Morin, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 1st place, Graduate ten minute paper competition, P-IE: Biological Control-Parasitoids, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Anne Jones, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place, Graduate ten minute paper competition, P-IE: Chemical Ecology, Climate Change, and Ecology, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Elizabeth Rowen, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 1st place, Graduate ten minute paper competition, P-IE: IPM-Field Crops 4, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Carolyn Trietsch, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place, Graduate ten minute paper competition, SysEB: Hymenoptera 1, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Flor Acevedo, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd Place, Graduate Student Poster Competition, P-IE: Ecology, Annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2017)
  • Kevin Cloonan, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 2nd place for presentation "Quest to identify the attractive volatile bouquet of selected fungal species isolated from the  mushroom sciarid fly, Lycoriella ingenua, to gravid female flies" at the ICE/ESA meeting. (2016)
  • Saundra Wheeler, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, 1st place for presentation "Plant assisted medication: virus challenged bees improve survival with caffeine nectar" at the ICE/ESA meeting. (2016)
  • Anne Jones, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, won 1st place for presentation "Effects of caterpillar oral secretions on indirect plant defenses" at the ICE/ESA meeting. (2016)
  • Loren Rivera, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology and International Agriculture and Development, 2nd place for poster "Insect saliva as the first line of defense against plant defenses" at the ICE/ESA meeting. (2016)

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