Insect ecology, insect taxonomy, pest management, urban entomology, and toxicology just scratch the exoskeleton of topics that grad students might be called upon to answer during the Entomological Society of America’s ‘Entomology Games’ contest. At this year’s regional matchups, the CTAHR entomology grad student team came in second place in the Pacific Branch. Congrats (and good luck at nationals) to Mitchell Kirsch, Michelle Au, David Honsberger, and Karim Gharbi. These grad students in the lab of Mark Wright and the lab of Jia-Wei Tay, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, will face off against students from other universities in the national ‘Entomology Games’ contest this November, during the ESA’s annual meeting in Denver.
“This series of entomology trivia contests will test our PEPS students’ knowledge of a broad spectrum of entomology facts – often very bizarre questions,” says Mark. “They’ll be challenged with a diverse array of entomology trivia, which can be obscure and difficult. But I know they’ll do CTAHR proud; they have great teachers.”J
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