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News : Entomology Professor, Tom Turpin, to be honored by the Entomological Foundation

Entomology Professor, Tom Turpin, to be honored by the Entomological Foundation
The Entomological Foundation Newsletter
Nikki VanDerLaan

The Entomological Foundation will recognize and celebrate Dr. Tom Turpin for his accomplishments in and outstanding commitment to the field of entomology and his contributions to educating and exciting young people and adults about science through insects at the Foundation’s 17th Annual Dinner and Dance in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Turpin currently teaches one of the most popular courses at Purdue University that draws more than 450 students each semester. He also created the Purdue University "Bug Bowl"- a celebration of insect science which drew over 12,000 visitors in 1997 and attracted media attention from around the world.

The dinner will be held on December 14, 2009, at Union Station in Indianapolis. More information will be forthcoming on the Foundation’s web site http://www.entfdn.org. Or, for more information contact April at the Entomological Foundation, 301-459-9083, or april@entfdn.org.