Entomology Department students are winners at Student Research Days

Entomology Department students are winners at Student Research Days

Pictured here are Research Fair participants Andrea, Hannah, and Natasha (L-R) from the Entomology Department. Although all the students are winners, Andrea was one of the selected graduate student winners.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Two students from the Entomology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln won grants and awards for their poster work at the last month's university Research Fair. The fair was held April 11-12, 2022, and sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, Office of Graduate Studies, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

Top graduate presenters earned $400 travel grants and awards to support their research work. Top undergraduate presenters were supported by their respective colleges and provided a $250 financial award. Nearly 100 graduate students and more than 200 undergraduate students presented their work. Five undergraduate studnets were recognized by the University Honors Program. 

The posters were judged by more than 70 faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. 

Department winners were:

  • Andrea RilakovicAndrea Rilakovic, an Entomology Ph.D. student, who won for her poster on “Comparison of aerial and chemigation insecticide applications for western bean cutworm management.”  Andrea is advised by Dr. Julie Peterson, UNL Entomology Department. 

  • Skyler GubbelsSkyler Gubbels, an Insect Science dual degree undergraduate student, won for her poster on “Techniques to Study Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens in Nebraska." Skyler is from Norfolk, NE, and is advised by Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien and Wendy O'Connor.

See the IANR news story for more details.