Foundation to Honor Penn State Entomologists

11/12/2011 10:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Entomological Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit organization that educates young people about science through insects, has announced the winners of its 2011 student and professional awards, including several entomologists with ties to Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences:

Shelby Fleischer, professor of entomology, and Tim Leslie, who earned his doctorate in entomology from Penn State and is now a faculty member at Long Island University, were associate members of the European Corn Borer Team that won the Integrated Pest Management Team Award.

Joe Louis, a post-doctoral scholar in entomology and the Center for Chemical Ecology, is the recipient of the International Congress on Insect Neurochemistry and Neurophysiology Student Recognition Award in insect physiology, biochemistry, toxicology and molecular biology.

Elina Lastro Niño, a doctoral candidate in entomology, will receive the Lillian and Alex Feir Graduate Student Travel Award in insect physiology, biochemistry or molecular biology to attend the Entomological Society of America annual meeting or an International Congress of Entomology.

The awards will be presented Nov. 15 at the Entomological Foundation’s award ceremony, held in conjunction with the Entomological Society of America’s annual meeting in Reno, Nev.

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