Graduate Student Forum

Welcome to the Department of Entomology’s Graduate Student Forum!

The Graduate Student Forum serves several purposes:

  • Encourages graduate students to share with colleagues and others in the academic community
  • Provides professional development experience for students
  • Allows students to practice their presentation skills

Participants are given 12 minutes to present their research presentation and 3 minutes to facilitate questions from the audience. The top three presentations are given a certificate and cash prize.

 Congratulations to the Winners of the Eighteenth Annual Forum!

First Place: Chong Chin Heo

“Ecosystem resilience of carrion experiencing delayed Diptera colonization”


IMG_9994Second Place: Paula Castillo

“RNAi as a new alternative for fire ant gene target validation toward population control”



IMG_9993Third Place: Wei “Ivy” Chen – “New Aspects of Sterols in Plant-Insect Interactions”and Xanthe Shirley – “Phylogenetic relationships among species in Aphelinus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae)”

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