Navigation Links
Florida professor creates endowment for insect scientists
Date:1/6/2009

Dr. Nan-Yao Su, a professor of entomology at the University of Florida, has donated $250,000 to the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for the establishment of an endowment to award creative entomologists who have demonstrated the ability to find alternative solutions to problems that significantly impact entomology. Each year, the interest from the $250,000 will be presented to the winner of ESA's newest award, the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology.

"I wanted to establish an award to identify and honor innovative works accomplished by creative individuals," said Dr. Su. "This award is meant to identify such individuals, to honor their works, and to further encourage such approaches, regardless of their fields."

Dr. Su's own creativity helped him come up with an innovative solution to termite problems, the Sentricon System, which has been marketed in 18 countries since 1995 to protect over two million homes, and has reduced pesticide use by more than 6,000 metric tons. His goal is to encourage similar innovations and thought processes in future generations.

"Nothing is etched in stone, and a young entomologist needs to question and challenge the establishment," he said. "Entomologists are some of the very lucky few who are allowed to keep their childhood curiosity. The schooling and demands from our daily work may sometimes force us to 'grow up,' but we should not forget the childhood amazement we all experienced when we marveled over, for example, the wing venation of an insect. That perceptive and imaginative mind drove most us to our professions, and we need to go back to that foundation."

The first winner of this new award will be presented at the ESA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, December 13-16, 2009. More information on the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology, including eligibility requirements, nomination procedures, and evaluation criteria, can be found online at http://www.entsoc.org/awards/professional/nan-yao-su.htm.


'/>"/>

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida
2. Scripps Florida scientists awarded $1.5M to fight major water and food parasites
3. Floridas worm grunters collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds
4. New studies find global warming will have significant economic impacts on Florida coasts
5. Florida researchers receive JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award
6. Fecal microorganisms inhabit sandy beaches of Florida
7. DHS Expands Biometrics-at-Sea Program to the Florida Straits
8. ASNTR 15th anniversary meeting to be held May 1-3 in Florida
9. New south Florida nursery to focus on staghorn corals
10. Palm Beach County wants to establish a Max Planck Institute in Florida
11. Chemistry professor 1 of only 3 at UH to achieve prestigious AAAS status
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Florida professor creates endowment for insect scientists
(Date:3/17/2016)... , March 17, 2016 ABI Research, ... forecasts the global biometrics market will reach more ... 118% increase from 2015. Consumer electronics, particularly smartphones, ... fingerprint sensors anticipated to reach two billion shipments ... Dimitrios Pavlakis , Research Analyst at ABI ...
(Date:3/11/2016)... HANOVER, Germany , March 11, 2016 ... - Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images ( ... scanner from DERMALOG will be used to produce the new refugee ... of other biometric innovations, at CeBIT in Hanover ... LF10 scanner from DERMALOG will be used to produce the new ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... Nigeria . Recently, ... 23,000 public service employees either did not exist with ... unlawfully.    --> Nigeria . ... than 23,000 public service employees either did not exist ... salary unlawfully.    --> DERMALOG, the biometrics ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... Rocky Hill, Conn. (PRWEB) , ... April 28, ... ... source of financing and ongoing support for Connecticut's innovative, growing companies, today announced ... early-stage digital health and financial technology (fintech) companies. , “VentureClash looks ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... ... April 27, 2016 , ... Cambridge Semantics, the leading ... today announced that it has been named to The Silicon Review’s “20 Fastest Growing ... other markets, Cambridge Semantics serves the needs of end users facing some of the ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016 NanoStruck Technologies ... NSKQB) ( Frankfurt : 8NSK) gibt ... vom 13. August 2015 die Genehmigung von der ... zusätzliche 200.000.000 Einheiten auf 400.000.000 Einheiten zu erhöhen, ... Davon wurden 157.900.000 Einheiten mit dem ersten Teil ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , ... April 27, 2016 , ... ... PhD to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Lamka will assist PathSensors in expanding ... detection. , PathSensors deploys the CANARY® test platform for the detection of ...
Breaking Biology Technology: