Meeting of the Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society

The 95th Annual Meeting of
the Kansas (Central States) Entomological Society

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, will jointly host the 151st Kansas Academy of Science  (KAS) and the 95th Kansas Entomological Society (KES) annual meetings on March 29-30, 2019.  This two-day meeting provides an excellent opportunity for scientists of many disciplines at all levels, including undergraduates, to present scientific discoveries formally in both poster and oral presentations.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Kasey Fowler-Finn, an evolutionary biologist from Saint Louis University. Her research specialty focuses on the evolution of insect and arachnid communication.  In addition to the keynote speaker, there will be featured speakers.  Dr. Heather Seitz, Dr. Jamie Cunningham and Dr. Melanie Harvey, JCCC, will give a presentation on expanding the search for novel antibiotics.  Dr. Chip Taylor, University of Kansas, will give a presentation on the Monarch Watch Program.

One field trip option includes a trip to the Linda Hall Library of Science and Engineering for a behind the scenes tour of rare and historical books.  A second field trip includes a tour of the Campus Open Petal Farm and other sustainability projects on the JCCC campus.

Further details including a meeting schedule and hotel accommodations can be found at the meeting website: http://www.jccc.edu/conferences/kansas-science-entomology/index.html

Online registration and abstract submission information will be available at the meeting website starting February 1 for early bird discounts.  Questions regarding the meeting should be addressed to Mark LaBarge (mlabarge@jccc.edu<mailto:mlabarge@jccc.edu>) or Lori Slavin (lslavin1@jccc.edu<mailto:lslavin1@jccc.edu>).