ABRC 2014 Schedule

Dear ABRC presenters,

Please find attached the final agenda for this year’s ABRC in San Antonio, TX.  I accommodated every special request to fit your presentations with your travel schedules.  If you need to change or cancel your presentation for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible.

Registration for the meeting will take place on Friday, 10 January, from 8:00am to 9:00am in the La Joya Ballroom.  Since this is a small meeting, we will NOT have printed receipts for your payment.  But I will make sure to have hand written receipts at hand, and we can also send you a copy of a receipt via email after the conference is over.  Our treasurer will not be able to attend the meeting, so we will be short handed as far as the bookkeeping logistics goes, so please bare that in mind, and we thank you for your understanding.  We will also have new/renewal membership forms for you to pay the $15 fee as well if you want.

At the registration table we will also have a Mac laptop and a PC laptop so that you can upload your talks, so please bring your flash drive with the talk, or email it to me by Thursday, 9 January at 5pm.

I need VOLUNTEERS to moderate the sessions, which are separated by breaks, so please let me know if you would like to moderate a session. You simply need to keep track of time, help upload the talks,  and introduce the speakers.

I am very excited to be seeing you all in San Antonio this weekend.  Please let me know if you need anything else.  My cell phone number is 919-599-8424 in case you need to reach me.

Safe travels and see you soon!
Sincerely,
Juliana Rangel
Vice President
AAPA

Dr. Juliana Rangel
Assistant Professor of Apiculture
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
315 Minnie Belle Heep, 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475
Tel. 979.845.1074; Fax 979.845.6305
jrangel@tamu.edu
http://honeybeelab.tamu.edu

Schedule was updated 1/8/2014 and uploaded by Zach

Travel Grants for Potential Entomology Graduate Students, Texas A&M University

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To: Prospective PhD Students
From: The Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

Re: Travel Grants to visit the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M

The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants for prospective PhD students. These travel grants, which will be awarded on a competitive basis, will cover the costs of a domestic flight to and from College Station, hotel accommodations while in College Station, plus a per diem for meals. The aim of the travel grant is to provide prospective PhD students the opportunity to:

•     Interview with faculty and meet current graduate students

•     Tour the department and campus to learn about available resources and facilities

•     Explore College Station and its surrounding areas

Travel grants will be awarded in early January and travel will be scheduled for February 19-22, 2014. Travel grant awardees will spend time together during their visit, thus gaining immediate insights into their future cohort.

Why should you consider obtaining a PhD at Texas A&M University? The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M has more than one hundred years of rich history and it is the largest Entomology program in the United States. It has a strong mixture of nationally and internationally recognized junior and senior faculty working on a diverse range of basic and applied research, spanning genetics, genomics, medical/veterinary entomology, physiology, behavior, ecology, biocontrol, integrated pest management, evolution, systematics, and urban entomology (to learn about our faculty visit: http://insects.tamu.edu/people/faculty/).

Support for graduate study is available through multiple sources, including departmental research and teaching assistantships, as well as TAMU Office of Graduate Studies and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Fellowships. Texas A&M University is positioned in beautiful Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah habitat, which supports a magnificent insect fauna and a wealth of research opportunities. Its location also provides a good base for access to a broad range of habitats and research sites. Additionally, its close proximity to Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offers a cultural component to a whole graduate experience.

How to apply? To be considered for a travel grant, prospective PhD students first need to contact Rebecca Hapes, the Senior Academic Advisor (email: mailto:rhapes@tamu.edu; phone: (979 845-9733). To receive a travel grant, an official Graduate Application package must be submitted to the Department. For additional information about the Department and the graduate application process please visit: http://insects.tamu.edu/

For consideration, your application needs to be received by December 13, 2013

Sincerely,

Juliana Rangel

Dr. Juliana Rangel
Assistant Professor of Apiculture
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
315 Minnie Belle Heep, 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475
Tel. 979.845.1074; Fax 979.845.6305
jrangel@tamu.edu

http://honeybeelab.tamu.edu