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    • Glad you found it useful, Ann! We have more than 1300 registered for the meeting. I hope you can stay connected with the community on slack. We will send out a survey soon and it will be great to get your feedback. Cheers!
  • Don't forget to sign up for this year's Women in Entomology Breakfast in Vancouver, when you register for the meeting.  Forget to add it to your registration? You should be able to add it to your existing registration.  Hope to see you there! --Gail

  • i love this forum because am an entomologist

  • Thanks Gail for the invitation to the group.

    All the best wishes to all the members, Panama is saying present!

    Lets meet in Monday 26 breakfast :)



  • The breakfast has items for purchase, it is not free. However, students can obtain a voucher at the breakfast, thanks to the support of Dow AgroSciences, which can be used to purchase breakfast items up to the value of the voucher. There is a limited number of vouchers. And yes, the breakfast is open to all interested in promoting women in entomology :)
  • Dear Gail" Every member of this group (even male) is invited in Breakfast, which starts at 6:15 AM (ongoing until 8 AM) on Monday 26 September in the Orlando Orange County Convention Center's West Hall F2.

    is this breakfast is free of cost?

  • We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at the Women in Entomology Breakfast, which starts at 6:15 AM (ongoing until 8 AM) on Monday 26 September in the Orlando Orange County Convention Center's West Hall F2 (9800 International Drive). The breakfast features à la carte choices for purchase. To help support student attendees, Dow AgroSciences is generously providing vouchers for the first 290 students.

     The Women in Entomology Breakfast has been held each year since 1989 at annual meetings of the Entomological Society of America (see Entomology Today article). This event encourages 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.

     This year's meeting at the International Congress of Entomology is an opportunity to share with an even wider community of entomologists. It will feature birds-of-a-feather tables with career-oriented topics from prospective employers (e.g., academia, industry, government and non-governmental organizations, self-employment), to family/career issues, grants/funding, building your resume, and becoming involved in your entomological society. This year we are also trying out a special WIE Tweet competition, answering questions about Women in Entomology via Twitter.

     Although we know that everyone will be extremely busy at this meeting, it will be a great opportunity for attendees to meet and talk with entomologists from around the world. Please consider joining us at this event, which is open to all interested in promoting women in entomology. No sign-up or RSVP is necessary.


    Hope to see you soon!

    Gail Kampmeier

    Elizabeth Beckemeyer

    Michelle Smith

    Rayda Krell

    Patti Prasifka

    Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris

    P.S. If this is a duplicate message for you we apologize, but please share it with someone who may not have seen it.

    Breakfast, Women in Entomology, and a Revolution
    How twenty-four years of Women in Entomology Breakfasts have led to changes in the Entomological Society.
  • President-elect Dr. Susan Weller has asked me to post this search for Editor-in-Chief of the new ESA journal Insect Systematics and Diversity.  You may have seen the press release, but you can download the pdf announcement  InsectSystematics_Diversity_SearchEIC.pdf to post or send to colleagues. Please help us find someone for this opportunity!



  • Two researchers at Franklin & Marshall College are working on a survey to "learn more about how academics balance work and family life when undertaking extended research trips and/or fieldwork." They are working with AIBS (American Institute of Biological Sciences) to identify survey respondents. I contacted the researchers for permission to post this on the WIE network. If you are interested in participating, please follow the link.

    If you have a full-time academic career, conduct research in a location that is not your primary area of residence for extended periods (i.e. more than two weeks), and have children or would like to start a family, please consider spending 15-20 minutes of your time taking this survey. The survey can be found here:

    Stephanie McNulty, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Government Department
    Franklin and Marshall College

    Gretchen E. Meyers, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Classics Department
    Franklin and Marshall College

  • Yay, 400!  It's a good day in Tick-Land!

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