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ENTM News : Purdue shines at 2013 OVEA

Purdue shines at 2013 OVEA
​Gabriel Hughes

​The 2013 Annual Forum of the Ohio Valley Entomological Association (OVEA) was held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis.  A total of 35 students presented their research in the 10-minute paper competition, making it one of the largest OVEA meetings to date.  There were 9 students in the undergraduate category; 9 MS students; and 18 PhD students.  Participants came from The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, Goshen College, Kent State university, Shawnee University and Purdue University.  Gabriel Hughes chaired the meeting as 2013 president of OVEA.


We had a great turnout from Purdue, with 10 competitors and just as many who came to cheer and support their colleagues.  Madeline Spigler won 1st Place in the Master of Science division and Kira Albright won 2nd Place.  Gabriel Hughes won 1st Place in the PhD division.


Below is a list of all the winners:


1st - Eric Brown, Kent State University

2nd - Denita Brown, Kentucky State University

3rd - Clancy Short, The Ohio State University

Master of Science

1st - Madeline Spigler, Purdue University

2nd - Kira Albright, Purdue University

3rd - Devon Rogers, The Ohio State University

Doctor of Philosophy

1st - Gabriel Hughes, Purdue University

2nd - Kacie Athey, University of Kentucky

3rd - Sydney Crawley, University of Kentucky


A special thanks to Jon Babcock of Dow AgroSciences for hosting the meeting and leading the group on a tour of their Indianapolis facility in the morning.  The meeting wouldn't have been possible without Jon's help and the generous support of Dow AgroSciences.