Insects were on the menu in General Entomology today! We discussed how several cultures around the world enjoy eating insects and how they are a healthier and more sustainable protein source than beef, pork and chicken.
We enjoyed wax worm tacos, chocolate chirpie chip cookies and roasted and spiced mixed insects!
PI Megan Meuti received the Early Career Professional Award from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). This national award recognizes her efforts to educate, entertain, and engage students to promote long term learning about insects and molecular biology.
She received this award at the joint meeting of the Entomological Society of America and Entomological Society of Canada in Vancouver. While there, she gave a lightening bug talk on some of the recent findings on seasonal changes in male mosquito accessory glands as well as the lessons that she learned teaching insect physiology lab.