We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at the Women in Science Breakfast, Monday, November 16th from 6:15 AM ongoing through 8 AM. For the first time, the event will be held right in the Convention Center at the Seasons (2nd floor), which will allow for easy access to the student paper competition, and other early-morning events.
This year, the Women in Entomology Network joins women from the TriSocieties (American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America) in this special Women in Science Breakfast. For entomologists, this breakfast has been held each year since 1989 at the ESA Annual meeting to encourage networking, mentoring, and collegiality among established entomologists and those who are students or beginning their careers in the field, with an emphasis on encouraging more women to enter and stay in entomology. We will once again feature birds-of-a-feather tables* with topics relating to prospective career employers (academia, industry government, etc.), ESA, and family/career issues--let us know if you have topics you'd like to see! There will also be a chance to meet the new editor-in-chief, Phyllis Weintraub, of the Journal of Insect Science. This breakfast also will be a great opportunity for attendees to meet and talk with ESA leadership and staff, to find out how to become involved and volunteer for activities and positions within their sections, branches, and the Society.
The breakfast will be à la carte, with a menu of breakfast sandwiches, beverages, fruit, and/or muffins for purchase (cash will be faster than credit cards). This year, as last, Dow AgroSciences has generously offered to sponsor the first 175 students at this event. We hope that you will consider joining us for all or part of the time. No RSVP is necessary; please join us if and when you can.
Hope to see you there!
Network coordinator, Women in Entomology
*Join a group of people interested in discussing a topic of shared interest, but without a pre-planned agenda. It is not required that the topic be (the only one) discussed, but is simply a way to stimulate conversations.