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 (email@example.com), 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
Students interested in this position should contact Clare Rittschof (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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
SONE would like to congratulate all SONE members who graduated in the year 2015.
Executive committee and all SONE members would like to thank Dr. Megha Parajulee, Professor of Entomology-Texas A & M University, for his kind contribution to the SONE for establishing an esteemed award for graduate students. Dr. Parajulee is the founder of Society of Overseas Nepalese Entomologists (SONE). This award is awarded annually during the ESA meeting to one Nepalese graduate student who has an excellence academic performance in the field of Entomology/Ecology. Previously known as 'SONE Graduate Student Award' is now renamed as "Megha Parajulee SONE Student Award".
Congratulations to all graduates graduated in 2015 Spring!
For the first time, SONE has announced a graduate student award which will be presented during SONE general meeting during the Entomological Society of America annual meeting (Nov. 16-19, 2014) in Portland, Oregon. Graduate students, please apply for this award before Oct. 2014, 12:00 PM ET. Please follow the guidelines outlined here
Dr. Bill Reisen, now a professor emeritus with the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PMI), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis will be speaking in SONE-2014 symposium during ESA-Annual meeting, Portland, OR. He will share his experience of working on public health aspects in Nepal during late 1980s. Details about his long career in mosquito research and public health aspects can be found here.
Jhalendra Rijal, a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC-Davis received a regional IPM award from the Southern Region IPM Center for his PhD work. Congratulations Dr. Rijal for his outstanding performance!!! Here, you can read about his work on IPM.
Nisha Skakya, received the Graduate Research Excellence Award for MS in the Biological Sciences Category from Oklahoma State University. She graduated with a MS degree in Entomology and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. Congratulations Nisha for your ou