Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

InsectEye Team
AI for Insect Eye and Recycling
InsectEye and AI-Powered Recycling (AIPR) are the winning student teams in the 2021 Nittany AI Challenge. InsectEye will receive $15,000 and AIPR will receive $10,000 to advance their solutions.
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Student outreach
Graduate student teaching opportunities 
CPR fellow and Entomology graduate student Shelby Kilpatrick reviews opportunities for graduate students to gain instruction in teaching and education.
Carlos Finlay
Entomologist of the Month: October
In 1881, Carlos Juan Finlay presented his theory that mosquitos vectored the disease yellow fever at the Royal Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences in Havana, Cuba.
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Honey bee
Honey bee viruses are common, but at low levels, in wild bees
A recent paper published by the López-Uribe provides empirical evidence that honey bee viruses show limited, if any, negative effects on wild bees.
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Upcoming Seminars & Events

PSU Research Unplugged Speaker Series
Toxicology Research to Support Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management
Join to learn about the balancing act of controlling pests while sustaining pollinators.
Fang "Rose" Zhu, Oct. 7, 1:30-2:30 pm
In-person programming at the Pasto Agricultural Museum
PSU Extension Webinar
Changing Landscaping Practices, Oct. 12, 10 am
Join to learn about lawn conversion and native landscaping.
Online registration, Free
Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
10-Part Series, Sept 15, 21, 29; Oct 5, 13, 19, 27; Nov 2, 10, 16
Join for a comprehensive overview of how to get involved in research.
Online registration, free
2021 Penn State Pumpkin Festival (Fri – Sat, Oct 15-16)
Enter the Jack-o-Lantern Contest!
1,000 pumpkins will be given away to contest entrants (Sun, Oct 10 1-3 pm)
The Arboretum at Penn State
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