Nicole and Adam won MSU Entomology Department Awards, each worth $1,500. The awards were given out at the Spring MSU Entomology Picnic on May 1. Congratulations!
Adam Ingrao received the prestigious NSF Graduate Student Fellowship, which will provide funding for his tuition and salary for the next 3 years.
Coincidentally, he found out about this good news on the same day when he successfully defended his PhD thesis proposal and officially became a PhD candidate.
Adam’s PhD research focuses on arthropod predators in Michigan asparagus agroecosystems and asparagus plant volatiles that could be used to manipulate natural enemies.
Congratulations to Nicole for winning in the Student Competition for the President’s Prize at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Portland, Oregon! Her 10 minute oral presentation was about how different types of tillage and mulches influence insects, such as seed predators, in a squash field.
Congratulations to M.S. student Nicole Quinn for receiving Northcentral SARE‘s graduate student grant in support of her research on enhancing pollinators with flowers in cucurbits. The ~$10,000 will go towards undergraduate support in the field season, supplies and travel.
Congratulations to Katie Demeuse for winning the poster competition at MSU’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) in the Agriculture and Animal Science Section. She presented her work on the genetic regulation of insecticide resistance in Colorado potato beetles.
Rob successfully defended his Ph.D. on his asparagus miner research this week! Congratulations and we wish you good luck with your next steps!
Rob received third place in the MSU Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium’s Oral Competition in Applied Research for his presentation on asparagus miner research. Congratulations!
Our manuscript on “Cover crop mulches influence biological control of the imported cabbageworm (Pieris rapae L., Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in cabbage” by Alex Bryant, Tom Coudron, Dan Brainard and Zsofia Szendrei was accepted for publication in Biological Control.
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