The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has more than 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals, and hobbyists.
ESA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit professional society governed by a board comprised of members. The headquarters office is located in Annapolis, Maryland.
The premier event of the Society is its Annual Meeting. Each year approximately 3,000 entomologists and other scientists gather to exchange scientific information. A program of symposia, conferences, submitted papers, and continuing education seminars provides attendees the opportunity to hear and present research results. The meeting also provides a chance to interact informally with peers and prospective employers.
ESA publishes six internationally acclaimed journals that provide unsurpassed coverage of the broad science of entomology, as well as American Entomologist, a colorful, quarterly magazine.
Additionally, ESA offers employment opportunities on our website from a wide range of institutions and companies employing entomologists and individuals in related fields.
Other scientific societies associated with Entomological society of America are:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
AAAS, of which ESA is an affiliate, is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. ESA has representation in three AAAS sections.
American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
ESA is an organizational member of AIBS, which is an umbrella organization for approximately 70 professional scientific societies and organizations. AIBS publishes BioScience and provides services,support, and a voice for a variety of biological disciplines. Through AIBS, ESA participates in the BioOne subscription service (see below for details).
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ESA provides representation on the ANSI, Standards Developing Committee K62 (Common Names for Pest Control Chemicals). The committee was established in 1954 to develop common names for pest control chemicals having potential use in pesticides where such names appear desirable for popular designation of the chemicals. The committee also serves as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization, Technical Committee 81 (Common Names for Pesticides and Other Agrochemicals), to cooperate with ISO member bodies in developing mutually acceptable common names for pesticides and other agrochemicals.
Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP)
CSSP, of which ESA is an official affiliate, is an organization of presidents, presidents-elect, and recent past presidents of about 60 scientific federations and societies whose combined membership numbers well over 1.4 million scientists and science educators. ESA is represented by its Vice President and Executive Director.Read More»