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Department of Entomology

Department of Entomology
123 W. Waters Hall
1603 Old Claflin Place
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-4004

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entomology@ksu.edu

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Department Notables and Awards

(See also Distinguished Alumni Award and Hopkins Colloquium Speaker pages)

Student Awards

YearNameAwardOrganization
2017Ryan SchmidTop Research Poster - KSU Research and the StateCapitol Graduate Research Summit
    
2016Edwin Afful1st prize: Graduate Student Oral Competition: Urban Entomology in a Changing Environment: Home and Warehouse Pests sessionInternational Congress of Entomology (Orlando, Florida)
2016Jessica Thomson1st prize: Graduate Student Poster Competition: Medical and Veterinary Entomology Section sessionInternational Congress of Entomology (Orlando, Florida)
2016Ryan Schmid1st prize: Graduate Student Oral Competition: Integrated Pest Management and Sustainable Agriculture: Agricultural Systems sessionInternational Congress of Entomology (Orlando, Florida)
2016Lina Aguirre-Rojas2nd prize: Graduate Student Poster Competition: RNAi and Gene Expression Control in Insects sessionInternational Congress of Entomology (Orlando, Florida)
2016Barbara Amoah2nd prize: Graduate Student Poster Competition: Acarology and Stored Products sessionInternational Congress of Entomology (Orlando, Florida)
2016Jessica ThomsonTeam Winner, head-to-head Debate; runner-up in overall competition (Midgrass Prairie Regional Debate Team)International Congress of Entomology (Orlando, Florida)
2016Ryan SchmidTeam Winner, head-to-head Debate; runner-up in overall competition (Midgrass Prairie Regional Debate Team)International Congress of Entomology (Orlando, Florida)
2016Bettina Jancke2nd Place oral presentationKansas State Graduate Research, Art, and Discovery Forum, Biological Sciences
2016Ryan Schmid1st Place oral presentationKansas State Graduate Research, Art, and Discovery Forum, Agricultural Sciences
2016Ryan Schmid1st Place Three-minute Thesis CompetitionKansas State University Graduate School
2016Jessica ThomsonTop 10 Finalist, Three-minute Thesis CompetitionKansas State University Graduate School
    
2015Shelly Wiggam1st Place, P-IE/SysEB PhD Oral Paper CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015Ryan Schmid3rd Place, P-IE/SysEB PhD Oral Paper CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015Matthew Heerman2nd Place, MUVE PhD Oral Paper CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015JR Ewing1st Place, MUVE/P-IE MS Poster CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015Donghun Kim2nd Place, PBT PhD Oral Paper CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015Darren Snyder3rd Place, MUVE PhD Oral Paper CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015Ashley Hough2nd Place, MUVE/P-IE MS Poster CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015Alice Harris1st Place, P-IE PhD Oral Paper CompetitionNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2015Shelly WiggamMaking Our CASE Science Policy rep for Kansas State UniversityAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
2015Shelly WiggamJ.E. Weaver Research GrantThe Nature Conservancy
2015Ryan SchmidCapitol Graduate Research Summit ScholarshipCapitol Graduate Research Summit
2015Shelly WiggamBest PhD Poster PresentationSociety for Range Management
2015Shelly Wiggam 1st Place oral presentationKansas State Research Forum, Agricultural Sciences Section 1
2015Ryan Schmid  1st Place oral presentationKansas State Research Forum, Agricultural Sciences Section 2
    
2014Barbara AmoahJourney Through Science Day SelectionPepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences
2014Ryan SchmidOutstanding MS Graduate Student award Nearctic Region Section of the International Organization for Biological Control
2014Michael Aikins2nd Place, President's Prize for PhD Research PosterPBT Section, Entomological Society of America
2014Barbara Amoah2nd Place, President's Prize for PhD Research PosterPBT Section, Entomological Society of America
2014Josh Urban1st Place PresentationKansas State Research Forum, Biology section
2014Alice Harris2nd Place PresentationKansas State Research Forum, Biology section
2014Jessica Kivett2014 Hort ScholarAmericanHort
2014Shelly WiggamBest Oral PhD PresentationSociety for Range Management
2014Shelly WiggamBest Student Oral PresentationKansas Natural Resources Conference
2014Dinesh Erram2nd Place, PhD Research PosterNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2014Shelly WiggamJanice Lee Fenske Award for Excellence in Wildlife BiologyThe Wildlife Society, the North Central Division of The Wildlife Society, the Michigan and Missouri Chapters of The Wildlife Society, and the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference
    
2013Hong Geun Kim2nd Place Poster, President's PrizePBT Section, Entomological Society of America
2013Ximena Cibils StewartFuture Legends MS AwardP-IE Section, Entomological Society of America
2013Barbara Amoah"Love of Learning Award"Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2013Salehe Abbar2nd Place, Plant-Insect Ecosystem section, PhD postersNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2013Barbara Amoah3rd Place, Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology/Medical, Urban, and Veterinary sections, PhD oralNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America 
2013 Alice Harris3rd Place, Plant-Insect Ecosystems section, PhD oralNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America 
2013Ximena Cibils StewartOutstanding Graduate Research Assistant of the Year, Kansas State UniversityGolden Key International Honour Society
2013Ximena Cibils Stewart2nd Place in Agricultural Science Section, K-State Research ForumKansas State University Graduate School
2013Dinesh Erram2nd Place in Biological Sciences Section, K-State Research ForumKansas State University Graduate School

 

Faculty Awards

YearNameAwardOrganization
2017Kun Yan ZhuUniversity Distinguished ProfessorKansas State University
2017Raymond Cloyd2017 State Association Leader Award for KansasWestern Nursery and Landscape Association
    
2016C. Michael SmithLifetime Achievement AwardInternational Plant Resistance to Insects Working Group
2016Kun Yan ZhuExcellence in Graduate Teaching AwardKansas State University College of Agriculture
    
2015Gregory ZolnerowichArthur F. Beyer Distinguished AlumnusMidwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
2015Thomas PhillipsProfessor Donald A. Wilbur Endowed Professor in Stored-Product ProtectionKansas State University
2015Brian McCornackAward for Excellence in Integrated Pest ManagementNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
    
2014C. Michael SmithFellow of AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
2014Kun Yan ZhuCommerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty awardKansas State University Graduate School
2014Kun Yan ZhuFellow of Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of America
    
2013John ReeseFellow of AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
2013Brian McCornack2013 Inclusive Innovators Challenge Business for Millennium Development (Australia)
2013Yoonseong ParkExcellence in Graduate Teaching AwardKansas State University College of Agriculture
2013Gregory ZolnerowichDavid J. Mugler Outstanding Teacher AwardKansas State University College of Agriculture
2013Brian McCornackESA-NCB Educational Project Award for Web-based AppNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2013James CampbellAward for Excellence in Integrated Pest ManagementNorth Central Branch, Entomological Society of America
2013Raymond CloydAwards of Merit (2) for newsletter articlesAmerican Rose Society
    
2012Kun Yan ZhuFellow of AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science

 

Staff Awards

YearNameAwardOrganization
2017Frannie Miller2017 Distinguished Service AwardNational Association of County Agents
2016Ruth NihartEmployee of the Year (University Support Staff) Nominee/RecognitionKSU Department of Entomology, Kansas State Research and Extension
2016Frannie Miller2016 Communicator of the Year Kansas Chapter of the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences
2015Sherry FiggeK-State University Support Staff Employee of the YearKansas State University
2013Ruth Nihart15 Years of ServiceKansas State University
2013Kiffnie Holt2013 President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals in Productivity/Creativity/Innovation Kansas State University

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