Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ISH Student ICE Travel Awards




International Society of Hymenopterists


ISH Student ICE Travel Awards

Purpose and value of the awards:   The Society has created these awards to support and encourage postgraduate students working on the systematics, ecology, physiology or some other aspect of the insect order Hymenoptera, which is being undertaken as part of a postgraduate program (MSc, PhD or equivalent qualification). They will be advertised on a regular basis through the Society. For this round, the Society has allocated funds for two US$1,000 travel awards specifically to attend the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida (25-30 September, 2016). To be eligible for one of these travel awards a student must give a poster or oral presentation at the conference. Supervisors must be able to state that applicants are registered graduate students at their institution, who have not submitted their theses by the due date, 11th January, 2016.

Eligibility and application process:  Only full-time postgraduate students are eligible to apply and they must be members of the Society. The application needs to be written in English, in a font no smaller than times new roman 12 point, single-spaced with one inch (2.5 cm) margins.  The application needs to contain the following Information:

·       Full name
·       Institutional address
·       Telephone number and email address
·       Name and email address of principal supervisor/major professor
·       Degree program (PhD, etc); title of research project
·       Time since starting this degree (years and months)
·       Title and Abstract for the ICE poster/oral presentation
·       Budget for attending the conference (including the $1,000 award and other possible sources of funding)
·       Explanation of how the award will enhance the student’s research (500 words max.)
·       Statement of student professional and outreach activities (250 words max.)
·       Endorsement letter from principal supervisor/major professor

Obligation after ICE: The awardees will be expected to write a short report about their experiences during ICE for inclusion in Hamuli, the newsletter of the International Society of Hymenopterists.

Deadline and Selection Process: Applications must be emailed to the Secretary of the Society (lars.krogmann@smns-bw.de) by 11th January 2016 as an attached Word document or pdf file. A committee of three senior members of the Society will assess the applications and select the winners. The decision of the committee will be final. The winner will be announced by the President of the Society.

There are no restrictions on country for this award.







ISH Endowment Student Travel Awards





International Society of Hymenopterists


ISH Endowment Student Travel Awards

Purpose and value of the awards:   The Society has created these awards to support and encourage postgraduate students working on the systematics, ecology, physiology or some other aspect of the insect order Hymenoptera, which is being undertaken as part of a postgraduate program (MSc, PhD or equivalent qualification). They will be advertised on a regular basis through the Society. For this round, the Endowment has allocated funds for two US$1,000 travel awards specifically to attend the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida (25-30 September, 2016). To be eligible for one of these travel awards a student must be giving a poster or oral presentation at the conference, and be enrolled for their postgraduate studies at an institution within a country other than the 30 most developed countries, as defined by the UN (see below). Supervisors must be able to state that applicants are registered graduate students at their institution, who have not submitted their theses by the due date, 11th January, 2016.

Eligibility and application process:  Only full-time postgraduate students are eligible to apply and they do not have to be members of the Society. The application needs to be written in English, in a font no smaller than times new roman 12 point, single-spaced with one inch (2.5 cm) margins.  The application needs to contain the following Information:

·       Full name
·       Institutional address
·       Telephone number and email address
·       Name and email address of principal supervisor/major professor
·       Degree program (PhD, etc); title of research project
·       Time since starting this degree (years and months)
·       Title and Abstract for the ICE poster/oral presentation
·       Budget for attending the conference (including the $1,000 award and other possible sources of funding)
·       Explanation of how the award will enhance the student’s research (500 words max.)
·       Statement of student professional and outreach activities (250 words max.)
·       Endorsement letter from principal supervisor/major professor

Obligation after ICE: The awardees will be expected to write a short report about their experiences during ICE for inclusion in Hamuli, the newsletter of the International Society of Hymenopterists.

Deadline and Selection Process: Applications must be emailed to the Secretary of the Society (lars.krogmann@smns-bw.de) by 11th January 2016 as an attached Word document or pdf file. A committee of three senior members of the Society will assess the applications and select the winners.  The decision of the committee will be final. The winner will be announced by the President of the Society.

*For these awards, a student must be enrolled for their postgraduate studies at an institution within a country other than the 30 most developed counties as listed by the UN Development Program: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.








Friday, November 13, 2015

The ISH symposium and business meeting will take place on Sunday 15 Nov 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the ESA meeting in Minneapolis (Meeting room 200 F, convention center). We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Strand, a distinguished professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia will give a presentation on "The diverse roles that microorganisms play in the biology of parasitoid wasps". Please feel free to forward this information to your colleagues and tell them they should not miss this talk.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Northeast


June 14 – June 20, 2015 This seminar will focus on gaining an overview of the basic taxonomy and ecology of the ants of Maine and New England. We will spend time introducing the skills and methods for collecting and identifying the ant genera and species that are found in the region. Field trips will focus on collecting ants from different natural communities and lectures will emphasize ant identification, collection technique, and ecology. Lab work will be dedicated to identification of ants collected during field trips or brought from home. Proper collection methods and appropriate sample curation and handling will be emphasized. Participants from any background – entomologists, graduate students, managers, or excited naturalists – are all encouraged to attend.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ant Course 2015



ANT COURSE 2015 
August 6–16
Southwestern Research Station (SWRS), Portal, AZ, USA 
More info on the Ant Course website

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: April 1, 2015. Application form

ANT COURSE will be taught at the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) in Portal Arizona. The Station is centered amid the richest ant fauna in North America.

PARTICIPANT ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA.— ANT COURSE is open to all interested individuals. Priority will be given to those students for whom the course will have a significant impact on their research with ants. An entomological background is not required. We aim to include students with a diverse interest in biology, including ant systematics, ecology, behavioral biology, genetics, and conservation. The high instructor to student ratio will allow students to receive individual attention. ANT COURSE is presented in English and limited to 30 participants.

COSTS.— Tuition for the 10-day COURSE is $475 for current students and $675 for non-students (including postdocs). In addition, the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) fee for this period, covering dormitory room and board, is $670. Transportation costs between home and Tucson (air) or SWRS (auto) are to be borne by all participants.

SPONSORS.— California Academy of Sciences and Museum of Comparative Zoology.

2015 INSTRUCTORS: Brian Fisher (Coordinator), California Academy of Sciences; Stefan Cover, Museum of Comparative Zoology; Flavia Esteves, California Academy of Sciences; Bob Johnson, Arizona State University, Tempe; Josh King, University of Central Florida; John LaPolla, Towson University; Jack Longino, University of Utah; Corrie Moreau, Field Museum of Natural History; Scott Powell, George Washington University; Andrew Suarez, University of Illinois; James Trager, Shaw Nature Reserve; Walter Tschinkel, Florida State University Tallahassee; Phil Ward, University of California Davis; Special Guests: Raymond Mendez, Howard Topoff.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Annual Meeting of International Society of Hymenopterists Meeting Summary

Annual Meeting of International Society of Hymenopterists 
Portland, Oregon. November 2014


Meeting Summary

The annual meeting of the International Society of Hymenopterists took place on 16 November in Portland, Oregon. Dr John Noyes (NHM, London) was awarded in person the ISH Distinguished Research Medal. Congratulations again to John!

Four excellent presentations were given during the student competition. Carly Tribull (American Museum of Natural History, New York) was awarded the best presentation for her outstanding talk: Pincher wasps and their prey: Geometric morphometrics, morphology, and molecules contribute to the phylogeny of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) and the study of host-specificity.

Congratulations Carly!

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Meeting Minutes

Four excellent presentations were given by students at the meeting; Carly Tribull was awarded the best presentation.
Presentations: Lawrence Haimowitz, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY: Caenophanes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A doryctine genus new to the new world; Judith Herreid, University of California, Riverside, CA: Pondering parasitoid planidia: Biology and systematics of the ant parasitic genus Orasema (Eucharitidae); Ryan K Perry, University of California, Riverside, CA: Variations on a theme: Investigating color patterns and species delineation of Zagrammosoma (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae); Carly M. Tribull, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY: Pincher wasps and their prey: Geometric morphometrics, morphology, and molecules contribute to the phylogeny of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) and the study of host-specificity. The session was moderated by Jim Woolley and John Heraty.

John Noyes was awarded in person the ISH Distinguished Researcher Medal

No applications have as yet been received for the Student Representative (due August 31).

ACTION ITEM: a new email call needs to be sent out to the membership encouraging student to apply for this position (new deadline January 1 2015). Membership dues for the Society are waived, and we encourage solicitation of candidates from both members and non-members.
 
ACTION ITEM: We need to send out a reminder of the deadlines for the Archivist position.
   
ACTION ITEM: We need to send out a reminder for proposals to the ISH 2018 International Congress, due January 1, 2015.
 
ACTION ITEM: Send out email reminding that the next issue of Hamuli will be in late February (content needed). Also, the editors are looking for feedback on content, design, etc.

Andy Deans (ard19(at) psu (dot) edu) has a PhD opening to work on Ceraphronoidea. The project is highly integrated and includes a lot of travel to exotic places.

ISH should consider sponsoring a Hymenoptera Symposium for the ICE meetings in 2016. Note that the deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015, every presenter can only have one primary talk or poster at the meeting, and sessions with sponsors will get higher consideration. We provided $1500 in travel funds to ICE presenters in Korea. We could offer the same sponsorship for Orlando (note the last item was not discussed at the meeting, and should be discussed by the Executive Committee).

Submitted 11/20/2016
John Heraty (Past President)
         

Friday, November 14, 2014

ISH student symposium and business meeting

The ISH student symposium and business meeting will take place on Sunday, 16 November from 1:15 PM to 4:20 PM. The event will take place as part of this year's ESA meeting in the Oregon Convention Center (Rooms A107-109). 

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Program:

1:15 PM Lawrence Haimowitz, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY: Caenophanes (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): A doryctine genus new to the new world.

1:35 PM Judith Herreid, University of California, Riverside, CA: Pondering parasitoid planidia: Biology and systematics of the ant parasitic genus Orasema (Eucharitidae).

1:55 PM Presentation of ISH distinguished research medal to Dr John Noyes.


2:55 PM Ryan K Perry, University of California, Riverside, CA: Variations on a theme: Investigating color patterns and species delineation of Zagrammosoma (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae).


3:15 PM Carly M. Tribull, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY: Pincher wasps and their prey: Geometric morphometrics, morphology, and molecules contribute to the phylogeny of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) and the study of host-specificity.


3:40 PM ISH Business meeting, incl. presentation of cash prize for best student talk.


4:20 PM Reception at "Spirit of 77".

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