Congratulations to Amy Toth and Karen Kapheim, who are the new President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively. Starting January 1, Colin Brent (current President) will be replaced by Christina Grozinger, and Jay Evans will step down. We would like to convey our thanks to Colin and Jay for their service to our section.
The Awards Committee has put out a call for Nominations for the George C. Eickwort Award, to recognize a student or recent graduate who is a member of NAS/IUSSI and has made outstanding contributions in the field of social insect biology. Nominations may be made by the student or by others familiar with his/ her work. Each nomination must include in electronic form: name and curriculum vitae of the student nominee; title and brief description (not to exceed one page) of the research; reprints of no more than five publications or submitted manuscripts; biographical sketch of the nominee; and two letters of recommendation. If possible, a single PDF file containing all information except recommendation letters would be preferred. By December 10, 2013 nomination packets must be received by the Chair of the Awards Committee, Sean O’Donnell (215-571-4177; firstname.lastname@example.org). The recipient shall receive a certificate, and a $1000 honorarium.
Recipients have been selected for travel grants to attend the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Austin Texas. The following student members will each receive US$500 to offset meeting costs. Congratulations to each of them.
- Elizabeth Cash – Arizona State University
- Runxin Cao – Ft. Lauderdale Research Center
- Virginia Emery – University of Californaia, Berkeley
- Kathleen Evans – University of Delaware
- David Galbraith – Pennsylvania State University
- David Gardner - University of Delaware
- Karl Gladstad – Georgia Tech
- Brian Haney – Arizona State University
- Ben Rubin – Field Museum
- Kirstin Traynor – Arizona State University