Ada Szczepaniec, Ph.D.

Ada Szczepaniec Assistant Professor, Entomology

Ph.D., Entomology, University of Maryland 2009

B.S., Cell Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Maryland 2003

Professional Appointments:
2015-Present: Assistant Professor of Entomology, Texas A&M AgriLife
2012-2015: Assistant Professor of Entomology and Extension Entomologist, South Dakota State University
2009-2012: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University

Professional Activities

Grants & Contracts:

  • $850,000 from federal and state sources
  • $372,000 from commodity groups
  • $30,000 from industry contracts

Publications

Invited and Contributed talks:

  • Invited presentations (2009-2015) – 21 total including two international invitations
  • Submitted presentations (2001-2015) – 46 total including three international submissions

Symposia Organized:

  • Basic Approaches to Grand Challenges: Applying Insect Ecology to Improve Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security. 2014. Entomological Society of America National Meeting, Portland, OR
  • Consequences of reduced-impact pesticides for agents of biological control and top-down suppression of arthropods in managed landscapes. 2013. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Pucon, Chile
  • Ecological considerations of the rising use of systemic insecticides. 2012. Entomological Society of America National Meeting, Knoxville, TN
  • Molecular tools and ecology: a guide for genomic-phobic ecologists. 2011. Ecological Society of America National Meeting, Austin, TX

Mentorships:

  • Karly Regan, MSc, South Dakota State University (2012-2015)
  • David Ordosch, MSc, South Dakota State University (2013-2015)
  • Sarah Widney, REU Student, Texas A&M University (2010)

Professional Society Membership and Service:

  • Entomological Society of America (2002-Present)
  • NCB Biological Control Working Group committee (2014-2015)
  • NCB Student Competition Judge (2012-2015)
  • NCB Education and Outreach Committee (2013-2015)
  • NCB Organizing committee member (2013)

Presentations and Articles:

  • A total of 46 extension presentations on IPM of insects and mites attacking field crops
  • A total of 51 short extension articles for newsletters and online media
  • Numerous radio and newspaper interviews; Feature article in a national farming magazine, “The Furrow”

 

 

 

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