Students & Early Career Scientists

Here are two opportunities to hear from students and early career scientists:

Students: The future of IPM research

Tuesday, March 1, 8:30 to 11:45 AM | Plaza Ballroom AB

This student symposium highlights the next generation of integrated pest management scientists by bringing together 15 students from 12 universities and two countries. Oral presentations and a virtual poster presentation cover topics ranging from weed, insect and disease management to evaluating new technologies for pest control and pest-themed games. Undergraduate and graduate students are involved with organizing and presenting in this symposium that gives current students of IPM a platform to share their novel research and connect with their peers.


Early Career Researchers in IPM: Balancing Work, Life, and Everything In Between

Tuesday, March 1, 1:15 to 2:45 PM | Plaza Ballroom AB

This session will celebrate the IPM research of Early Career Researchers (ECR, those within roughly the first 5 years after terminal degree) while also recognizing the unique challenges that come with the position. We will show case how ECRs are contributing to innovations in IPM across different disciplines while tackling both life and a career. This session will show the large diversity of innovative IPM research and communication strategies across plant pathology, weed science, and entomology. Presentations will highlight the challenges and opportunities that come with being an early career scientist, and foster important discussions on surviving and thriving early in your career.


Also plan to take advantage of this free networking opportunity:

Mentorship Meetup

Tuesday, March 1, 4:40 to 5:40 PM | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Open to all Symposium attendees. No registration required.

Share your story, lessons learned, or pose unfathomable problems. Come meet fellow IPM enthusiasts with greater, less, or different experience. This is an informal meeting where you are encouraged to ask candid questions about IPM, careers, or anything in between. Mentors and mentees will bring unique experiences to the meetup and our goal is to promote positive discussions across a variety of topics.


Woman discussing her poster with man at 2018 Symposium