Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

Margaret S. Collins
Entomologist of the month: January
Margaret S. Collins was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in entomology, specializing in termite diversity. She was also a civil rights activist. This factsheet was produced by Integrative Pollinator Ecology graduate student Sean Bresnahan.
Spotted lanternfly nymphs
Spotted lanternfly lore: Penn State experts clear up falsehoods about the pest
With endless information available 24/7 on the internet and social media, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. That certainly is true in the case of the spotted lanternfly.
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BOAT grant program
SAFES’ 2022 BOAT Grant Program
The Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science (SAFES) has announced its 2022 Broadening Opportunities And Teams (BOAT) Grant Program. BOAT Grants will provide funding to help build pathways for early-career, tenure-track research faculty seeking to join "Established Research Programs" at Penn State.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

Organic Beekeeping Series: Penn State Extension
Tom Butzler, Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Robyn Underwood: Penn State University
Jan 18, 25 and Feb 8, 15 @ 3:30PM. $30 registration for full series
Seminar Series: PSU Entomology Dept.
Jessica Kansman, Penn State University
To be an aphid in a cruel world: How abiotic stressors influence prophic interactions
Friday, January 21 @ 10-11 am ET,
Jaya Mokkapati, Penn State University
Toxicity and toxicokinetics of pesticides in the solitary red mason bees, Osmia bicornis 
Friday, Jan 21 @ 9-10 am ET, Millennium Science Complex, Room W203
Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks
R. Gard Otis and Nyaton Kitnya, Rahjiv Gandi University
Diversity within the Giant Honey Bees (Apis, Subgenus Megapis)
Wednesday, January 26 @ 11:00 am. Register online, free.
Seminar Series: PSU Microbiome Center
Patrick Dudas, Penn State University
Friday, January 21 @ 11 am -12 pm ET. Online and free.
The Arboretum at Penn State, Spring-Summer Programming
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