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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SEB ESA meeting wraps up!

I have been attending the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America's annual meeting this week and head back to Raleigh tomorrow morning. I presented some of our strawberry tunnel/spider mite biological control research in a symposium devoted to non-insect arthropods organized by the student affairs committee, headed by Ana Cabrera. Ana studies mite and tobacco budworm molecular biology under the direction of Mike Roe in our department.

The NCSU Linnaean Games team also competed and placed 3rd. However, they played extremely well, and I am extremely proud of them. Because we did not place in the top two, we will not be completing at the national ESA meeting this winter, but we plan to come back strong next spring at SEB. The venue for next year's meeting is San Juan, Puerto Rico, which I am certainly looking forward to!

UPDATE: Elijah Meck, NCSU graduate student working with Jim Walgenbach and George Kennedy was the big winner in the SEB Photo Salon. Congratulations!

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