Year: 
2020
Project Leader: 
Beth Kyre and Dr. Daniel Potter
Department/Program: 
Entomology
Funding Received: 
$1,000

The Ohio Valley Entomological Association Forum is a one day gathering of students and professional career entomologists from the academic, government and industry sectors to sponsor student paper competitions in three classifications; B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Students in each of the three categories
present an eight minute talk showcasing their research in various entomological disciplines including medical, agricultural, and forest entomology. All students are given feedback from both academic and industry professionals, with the top three contestants from each category receiving awards. The forum provides a constructive platform on which students gain experience in effectively communicating their work and interfacing with professional entomologists.