Sabita Ranabhat: 1st Place in Poster Presentation (On-Demand: P-IE) Bibek Parajuli: 1st Place in Poster Presentation (On-Demand: PBT and SysEB) Sonu Koirala: 1st Place in Oral Presentation (On- Demand: MUVE and PBT: Vector Biology, physiology, and Toxicology) Rekha Bhandari: 2nd Place in Oral Presentation (On- Demand: Grad P-IE: Vectors of Plant Disease and Plant Pests)
Nepalese Student Association at University of Florida and Society of Overseas Nepalese Entomologists(SONE) jointly organized a seminar titled “Three Years in Industry Observations of a Reformed Graduate Student”. Speaker was Dr. Scott Croxton (firstname.lastname@example.org), Product Development Representative of Nichino America Inc. The seminar was designed for current and recently graduated students to help them choose appropriate jobs and provide important interview tips. He talked about the decisions he made to get in industry and important things he learned since graduating. This seminar was broadcasted live through Zoom (video-conferencing service) and let participants attend virtually. We want to thank Scott Croxton and everyone who attended the seminar and help to make it a successful event. We also want to thank Babu Panthi and Pritika Pandey for coordinating this event.
Clare Rittschof's lab at the University of Kentucky (Department of Entomology) is recruiting a PhD student to start in the Fall 2018 semester. The student will work on a collaborative, funded project studying the impacts of crop weed management practices on wild bee communities and honey bee colony health. Students interested in landscape or nutritional ecology, pollinator health or behavior, or sustainable agriculture are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience identifying wild bees is especially valuable but not required to be successful. The Rittschof lab takes an integrative and comparative approach to the study of pollinator social behavior and health, using tools and approaches from behavioral ecology, neuroscience, and genomics. The Entomology Department is in the College of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, and it represents a broad range of basic and applied insect science relevant to urban, forest, and agricultural landscapes, as well as human and animal health. Our lab interacts frequently with researchers across the University campus, including the Department of Biology and the Neuroscience Department in the College of Medicine. Kentucky is a unique and exciting state for agricultural studies, with a wide range of specialty and commodity crops, a robust beekeeping community, many small family farms, and a focus on local production and sustainable practices. Lexington is a historic, mid-sized city situated among beautiful horse farms in the heart of bourbon country. We are in close proximity to renowned outdoor recreation areas, including the Red River Gorge and Mammoth Cave National Park. Students interested in this position should contact Clare Rittschof (email@example.com). Please be prepared to provide a one-page document that describes your research interests, specifically how your past experiences and coursework have shaped these interests and your motivation to earn a PhD.
Congratulations!!! SONE Committee 2017-SONE general meeting (Denver) has elected new officers in the SONE-Executive committee for the year-2017/2018.
2018-SONE Executive committee: President: Dr. Deepak Shrestha President-Elect: Dr. Govinda Shrestha Secretary: Mr. Sudip Gaire Treasurer: Ms. Sulochana Poudyal Webmaster/Communication Officer: Mr. Babu Panthi Executive member: Ms. Pritika Pandey Executive member: Ms. Binita Shrestha Executive member: Ms. Rekha Bhandari SONE Student Award
Ms. Sulochana Poudyal, has been awarded with Megha Parajulee SONE Student Award for Academic Excellence - 2017. The award was selected based on the student's academic excellence, contribution to the scientific community and professional societies including SONE. SONE would like to congratulate Ms. Poudyal for her achievement.
Past award winners: 1) Mr. Sanjay Basnet- 2014 2) Ms. Kabita Kharel-2015 3) Mr. Deepak Shrestha-2016 ESA 2017 Student Awards
Congratulations to the winners of 10-min student oral presentation competition, student poster competition and travel awards.
1st prize winner of 10-min student oral presentation: Ms. Rekha Bhandari 2nd prize winner of student poster competition: Mr. Sudip Gaire MUVE Student Travel awards 2017: Mr. Sudip Gaire, Mr. Sanjay Basnet