Three Women Scholars Honored With Election as Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

The governing board of the Entomological Society of America has elected 10 new fellows. Election as a fellow acknowledges the scholar’s outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach. The new fellows will be honored and inducted into the society at the joint annual meeting of the entomological societies of American, Canada, and British Columbia, which will be held in Vancouver this November. Entomology is the scientific study of insects.

Three of the new fellows of the Entomological Society of America are women.

Christina M. Grozinger is a Distinguished Professor of entomology and director of the Center of Pollinator Research at Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on the social behavior and health of bees. A native of Montreal, Dr. Grozinger is a graduate of McGill University, where she double majored in chemistry and biology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in chemistry and chemical biology from Harvard University. Before joining the faculty at Penn State in 2008, Dr. Grozinger taught at North Carolina State University.

Ann E. Hajek is a professor of entomology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is an expert on invertebrate pathology and invasive species. A native of San Francisco, Dr. Hajek studied at the University of California, Davis for two years before transferring and earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. After working as an entomologist for five years, she returned to Berkeley to earn a master’s degree and Ph.D. in the field. She joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1994 and was promoted to full professor in 2005.

A. Alma Solis is a research scientist and former associate dean of the College of Math Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She served as research leader at the Systematic Entomology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A native of Texas, Dr. Solis holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Ph.D.  in entomology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Solis is an expert on snout moths.

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