Distinguished Service Award to the Certification ProgramThe purpose of this award is to encourage and reward outstanding contributions to the ESA Certification Program and the professionalism of entomology. This year's recipient, Dr. Scott H. Hutchins, is Global Director for Crop Protection R&D within the R&D Function of Dow AgroSciences. Crop Protection R&D includes all aspects of product design for products (process research, formulations, product chemistry, packaging engineering, and plant scale-up), as well as all aspects of field research and development related to product performance characterization. It includes over 400 scientists and staff located in over 76 countries.
Hutchins holds a bachelor's degree in entomology from Auburn University, a master's degree in entomology from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. in entomology from Iowa State University. He is an adjunct professor within the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska, and has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed articles, reviews, or scientific presentations in the area of IPM and bio-economics. Hutchins was selected as the Outstanding Young Alumnus by Iowa State University and served as ESA President in 2007. Hutchins has been a strong advocate, contributor, and visible supporter of BCE and ACE certification programs since his election to the ESA Governing Board in 2000, and has been a Board Certified Entomologist since 1983.
Early Career Innovation Award (sponsored by BASF)This award honors young professionals working within the field of entomology who have demonstrated innovation through contributions within any area of specialization (research, teaching, extension, product development, public service, etc.). The first recipient of this new award is Dr. Consuelo M. De Moraes, an
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