Two UNL entomologists to be honored by national society
The Entomological Society of America will honor two University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologists at its annual meeting in December.
Shripat Kamble, professor of entomology, has been named an honorary member of ESA and Timothy Husen, a doctoral student and graduate research assistant in the UNL Department of Entomology, has received the Student Certification Award.
Honorary membership acknowledges those who have been significantly involved in ESA for at least 20 years. The student award recognizes outstanding entomology graduate students with interest in the mission of the ESA certification program.
Kamble has been an active member of the organization's north central branch since 1970 and has served two terms on the ESA governing board.
Kamble has worked at UNL for 31 years as an assistant, associate and full professor. His studies include assessments of insecticides to control pests affecting crops, livestock, turfgrass, stored grains and households and structures.
Husen received his bachelor's degree in biological sciences in 2002 and his master's degree in entomology in 2006 from UNL. He currently is working in the urban entomology laboratory and has participated in a wide variety of research projects such as termite inspections, liquid termiticide and baiting treatment applications.
ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving the scientific and professional needs of nearly 6,000 entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Its annual meeting will be held Dec. 13 to 16 in Indianapolis, Ind.