Entomology Graduate Students Earn National Scholarships

Mark Janowiecki (left) and Joseph O’Neill
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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


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