Morey and Cira Awards

April 9, 2015

Amy MoreyAmy Morey (Ph.D. Candidate, Venette Lab), is the 2015 recipient of the North Central Branch John Henry Comstock Award! This award given to one graduate student from each ESA Branch to promote interest in entomology at the graduate level and to stimulate interest in attending the ESA Annual Meeting. Students members are eligible to compete for this award in one Branch only. Each award consists of an all-expenses-paid trip to the meeting, a $100 cash prize, and a certificate. Expenses paid include reimbursed airfare, free hotel arrangements, free meeting registration, and a per diem allowance. Previous Comstock Award winners.


CiraTheresa Cira (Ph.D., Hutchison Lab) is the recipient of the Global Food Security Fellowship from the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. This fellowship will support Theresa's research on sustainable pest management in Vietnam on the litchi fruit borer (LFB), a pest of litchi. She will be working with growers to learn about on-farm pest management decision-making, conducting experiments with a new pheromone bait, surveying natural enemies for use in conservation biological control, and producing extension material for growers and the Vietnamese government. More on the ICGC Global Food Security Fellowships.