NCES Annual Meeting and Banquet: October 24, 2019
Photos from 2018 annual meeting.
This year's keynote speaker is Rob Dunn. Rob Dunn is a biologist, writer and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University. He has written several books, and his science essays have appeared at magazines such as BBC Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic and others. He is quickly becoming known for efforts to involve the public as citizen scientists in arthropod surveys and bacterial flora studies. His projects include studies of belly button biodiversity, mites that live on human faces, ants in backyards, and fungi and bacteria in houses.
Rob will talk about recent discoveries about the life in homes, particularly the insect life. He will share insights from a global study of the life in homes and an intensive local study of the life in homes in Raleigh. In addition, he will consider the ways in which the study of species that live in homes can yield discoveries of value to human society whether in the form of new yeasts with which to make beers, new bacteria with which to degrade human waste or simply inspiration for new technologies.
The NC entomological society annual meeting is a wonderful way to connect with professional and aspiring entomologists in North Carolina. Our meetings provide an opportunity for graduate students and professional entomologists to present their research, for entomologists to network with potential employers, for outstanding entomologists to be awarded for their work, and for the general public to be educated about entomology.
Location: J. C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
6:00-7:00 pm Poster Session & Mixer
7:00-7:45 pm Banquet/Dinner
7:45-9:00 pm Speakers, Meeting, & Awards
Banquet Menu: New menu this year! Catered by Rocky Top Catering.
Do you know a student, professional entomologist, or science educator deserving recognition for their work in entomology? Nominate them for an award! Deadline: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. See our awards page for more details.
Did you take an awesome insect photo? Put it in our insect photography competition! Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019. See our awards page for more details.
NCES Graduate Student Poster Competition
The poster session is a great opportunity for graduate students to present their research. When registering for the banquet, please be sure to select “Student Poster Competition” under Poster presentation. The first-place winner will receive $50 and a certificate signed by the NCES President and Vice President. The second-place winner will receive a certificate signed by the NCES President and Vice President.
Want to see what happened at prior meetings? Check out our Past Meetings Page.
Photo credit: Matt Bertone (banner) and Godshen Pallipparambil (slideshow).