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Entomologists Honored by Professional Society


Seven UCR Entomologists Honored by Professional Society

Six faculty members and one graduate student to receive awards at 2006 meeting of Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch

(February 21, 2006)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — For their research and contributions to the field of entomology, six faculty members and one graduate student in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside will be honored with awards at the 2006 meeting of the Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch, scheduled for March 5-8 in Hawaii.

“Congratulations to the honorees,” said Ring T. Carde, chair of the Department of Entomology. “It is because of efforts like theirs that our department continues to be one of the best in the country. We are proud of their service and contributions to entomology, and pleased that the Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch is recognizing them.”

The UCR honorees and their awards are:

Michael E. Adams, Professor: Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology
Sponsored by Bayer CropScience, this award recognizes and encourages innovative research in the areas of insect physiology, biochemistry, and toxicology in the broad sense.

Jeremy Allison, Graduate Student: John Henry Comstock Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding graduate student in entomology in the Pacific Branch.

Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist: Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management
Sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection, this award is given based on outstanding contributions which have a direct relation to integrated pest management.

John H. Klotz, Associate Extension Urban Entomologist: Recognition Award in Urban Entomology
This award recognizes and encourages outstanding extension, research, and teaching contributions in urban entomology, defined here in its broadest sense as the study of the biology and control of arthropods found in the home or surrounding landscape. The award, sponsored by S.C. Johnson and Son, consists of an inscribed plaque and an award amount determined by the interest earned from the endowment.

Robert Krieger, Cooperative Extension Toxicologist: Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension
This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in an Extension program that exhibits creativity, program impact, achievement, and program delivery.

Jocelyn G. Millar, Professor: C.W. Woodworth Award
This award, accompanied by a $1,000 honorarium, recognizes an individual Pacific Branch member for outstanding accomplishments in entomology within the region over the past 10 years.

Timothy D. Paine, Professor: Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching
This award is given to an individual who has excelled through innovations in developing new courses, programs, and teaching methods.

Adams, Grafton-Cardwell, Klotz, Krieger and Paine will be entered into the national competition for the corresponding awards. Allison is one of five graduate students selected nationally for the John Henry Comstock Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

The Entomological Society of America is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, it today has more than 5,700 members.

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