Graduate students honored by Southeastern branch of Entomological Society of America

28 Mar

Three Auburn graduate students in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology won high honors in competitions held as part of the Southeastern branch of the Entomological Society of America’s 2014 annual meeting in Greenville, S.C.

Tolulope Morawo, a Ph.D. student in entomology professor Henry Fadamiro’s program, won the Robert T. Gast Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Oral Presentation in his category with his talk on parasitoid attraction to herbivore-damaged cotton versus undamaged cotton.

Fellow Ph.D. student Feng Liu, who works under entomology professor Nannan Liu’s direction, claimed second place in another category with his presentation on the mechanisms involved in the repellant effects of DEET in bedbugs.

In the artistic category of the annual insect photo competition, master’s student Scott Clem’s picture of an unknown species of cave crickets on the ceiling of a Paint Rock Preserve cavern in Jackson County won first place. Clem’s major professor is entomology associate professor David Held.

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