Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Under the Lens and ACE Prep Course a great success

Dr Mike Merchant, BCE (TAMU) and others during the Q&A session
On November 14, 2012 the Entomological Society of America (ESA) hosted a first-of-a-kind for the Society – a series of scientific presentations designed for the practicing pest management professional. Topics ranged from an Entomology 101 conversation to important changes in pyrethroid label changes to servicing multi-family low-income housing.

The post-meeting feedback was immediate and unanimous: this was a worthwhile endeavor and ESA should consider repeating this course in the coming years.  

On Thursday the 15th, many of the same attendees (and some new ones) participated in an ACE Prep Course. For 8 solid hours participants listened to the experts talk about entomological aspects of pest management and prepared to sit the following morning for the ACE exam. While we're still running numbers on the results, it seems that over 20 new ACEs will be minted as a result of this course. Watch for another post in the days to come with the names of our new ACEs.  Our congratulations to all who participated!