Linnaean Team wins opening round at ESA

The Department of Entomology’s Linnaean Team competed in the national competition which is a college bowl-style competition on entomological facts played between university-sponsored student teams. To obtain one of these 10 coveted spots in the national competition, each team must win or place second in their regional competition (11 states compete in the Southeastern Branch). Arkansas won the opening round of the competition and advanced to the semifinals where they lost to North Carolina State University. Preparation for both the regional and national competition requires hours of study of entomological trivia and practice game sessions on a weekly basis throughout much of the year. This team thoroughly trounced a hapless faculty team as a warm up to both regional and national competitions. These students successfully juggled their courses and research work in order to dedicate the time to succeed in these competitions and well-represented the Department and University.