Entomology Graduate Students Earn National Scholarships

Mark Janowiecki (left) and Joseph O’Neill
Photo Submitted

Mark Janowiecki (left) and Joseph O’Neill

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mark Janowiecki and Joseph O’Neill, a pair of entomology graduate students in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, have recently earned national scholarships.

Janowiecki has earned the master’s scholarship presented by the National Conference on Urban Entomology. The NCUE emphasizes innovation and research on household, structural and public health arthropod pests. Conferences provide communication among pest management professionals and scientists in industry, academia and government. Janowiecki earned his bachelor’s degree in entomology from Ohio State University.

“I was honored to receive this award and attend the excellent conference,” said Janowiecki, who is from Findlay, Ohio. “The conference was a great opportunity to get updates on current research in urban entomology, particularly as it relates to termites.”

O’Neill has been awarded the National Garden Clubs of America Scholarship. O’Neill, who is from Groton, New York, but has lived in Fayetteville for several years, earned his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the U of A. The National Garden Clubs of America award scholarships to students in fields related to horticulture and the environment. Recipients are preparing for careers related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design or horticulture.

In addition to Janowiecki and O’Neill, entomology graduates Carey Minteer and Tara Wood have recently received recognition as well.

Minteer, who earned her doctorate in 2012, received the Student Activity Award from the Entomological Society of America.

Wood, who earned her master’s degree in 2009, went on to earn the first doctorate of plant health degree awarded by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Wood also won the Future Leaders in Science Award from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America.


Robby Edwards, director of communications
Bumpers College
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

Editor-selected comments will be published below. No abusive material, personal attacks, profanity, spam or material of a similar nature will be considered for publication.

comments powered by Disqus


Arkansas Teacher Corps Honors Graduates, Welcomes New Fellows

The Arkansas Teacher Corps honored Fellows who completed their three-year teaching commitments in high-need schools in Arkansas at a celebration May 20 in Little Rock.

Assistant Professor Invited to Attend NIH Workshop on Branched-Chain Amino Acid Metabolism

Jamie I. Baum, an assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Food Science, will join key scientists at a workshop identifying research opportunities and gaps.

U of A Ranked Among 'Best for Vets' Schools by Military Times

Military-friendly campus culture, academic quality and outcomes for veterans are key values in selecting the top 130 four-year institutions.

College of Education and Health Professions Chooses New Administrators

The College of Education and Health Professions will have several new faces in administrative positions at the University of Arkansas, Dean Michael Miller announced.

NSF Site Visit for Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems Center

Five UA faculty and 14 students attended the Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems Center National Science Foundation site visit at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Newswire Daily