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Black in Entomology Week: February 22-26 2021

Mark your calendars for Black in Entomology Week, happening virtually from Feb. 22-26. This is an event dedicated to celebrating and supporting Black entomologists, organized by Maydianne Andrade, Swanne Gordon, Vik Iyengar, Shakara Maggitt, Michelle Samuel-Foo, Jessica Ware, and Natasha Young. The goals of #BlackInEnto week include fostering community among Black entomologists, including students and […]

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Call for nominations: Societal Director (Second Vice-President), Director at Large

Call for nominations: Societal Director (Second Vice-President), Director at Large The Society will hold an online ballot to select candidates for a Societal Director and Director at Large. The selected candidates will then be presented as a slate for formal election by members at the Annual Members’ Meeting in fall 2021. Nominations for these positions […]

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JAM 2021 and ESC Business Meetings

JAM 2021 and ESC Business Meetings Recently the ESC Executive Council met with members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the meeting to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic The Council learned that, although the LOC has taken steps to limit financial penalties, in the absence of a legislated prohibition of  meetings, the […]

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Update

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is developing strategies for the ESC to become a more inclusive and welcoming society. The committee is currently working on: Acknowledging the diversity within the society. Creating an EDI package for current and future Boards of Directors. Creating a list of resources for members to familiarize themselves with […]