• Jonathan Larson, Assistant Professor, Extension, organized and served as Program Chair for the 2022 National Turfgrass Entomology Workshop held in Tempe, Arizona on April 26-27, attended by about 40 persons. This biannual workshop provides a forum for academic and industry scientists from across N.

    May 11, 2022
  • UK Entomology graduate students Cleverson Lima and Jack Devlin from Dr. Teets' lab were granted a $5000 award from the US Early Career Scientists and the University of San Francisco that will offset costs to attend the 9th International Symposium of Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants, in France.

    January 19, 2022
  • Several members of UK Entomology won awards at the recent 2021 Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting in Denver, CO. Congratulations everyone!

    Najla Albishi (Palli Lab): 2nd Place, Student Poster Competition (Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology

    Zach Bragg (Rieske-Kinney Lab): President's Prize, First Place in Virtual Graduate 10-Minute Papers (PBT: Pollinators, IPM, and Other)

    November 4, 2021
  • Congratulations to Anna Pasternak (Palli Lab), one of this year’s SEC Emerging Scholars! She is one of nine University of Kentucky doctoral students and one postdoctoral researcher who have been named Southeastern Conference (SEC) Emerging Scholars. The program provides professional development and networking opportunities for current doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers who are considering careers in higher education.

    October 15, 2021
  • Sudip Gaire (DeVries Lab) won first place in the 2021 Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Annual Research & Career SymposiumSudip's talk was 1 of 5 selected from across the entire university to be presented, and of the five talks presented he won first place. Congratulations!

    October 6, 2021
  • Congratulations to Jeff Howell for winning Dr. Lisa P. Collins Outstanding Staff Award! Jeff is a Laboratory Technician Senior in the Palli Laboratory.

    October 6, 2021
  • Sudip Gaire (DeVries Lab) has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 ESA Early Career Award in Medical, Urban, & Veterinary Entomology. Congratulations Sudip!

    August 31, 2021
  • Congratulations to this year's winners in the 4-H Entomology categories at the 2021 Kentucky St. Fair! Each year, 4-Hers from around the state compete in a variety of entomology competitions that are based on physical collections of pinned insects or collections of digitally-photographed insects. The collections become larger and more elaborate as 4-Hers progress from 1st to 5th year versions of the projects. Some of these projects are on display at the St. Fair in the Cloverville section now until Aug 29, 2021.

    August 23, 2021
  • Johnalyn Gordon (DeVries Lab) was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied EntomologyCongratulations Johnalyn!

    August 20, 2021
  • The North American Forest Insect Work Conference (NAFIWC) meets every 5 years, and draws in forest entomologists, ecologists, and managers from the US, Canada and Mexico. We met last week virtually. 
    The conference holds a student paper competition very similar to ESA’s, with essentially the same evaluation metrics (scientific content and rigor, presentation organization, slides, delivery).
    June 25, 2021