In the aftermath of the symposium in Reno, I hope that you are all continuing to think about ways to increase your own involvement in science and our Society, make your voice heard, provide a means for those coming into entomology to become involved and to gain recognition for accomplishments large and small. There are concerns that women are being recognized, nominated, elected, hired, retained at a lower rate than their numbers as students and in the Society would suggest (see Why So Few; Advancing Ways of Awarding Recognition in Discipline Societies; Women in Science in the Field; Nature on speaking out; Prospects in Science; and many more). My most recent link is to a podcast from Freakonomics and Marketplace on the Patent Gap.
How do we fill these gaps? Your thoughts as always are welcome!