Linnaean Games champions
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Linnaean Games champions

Winners of the Entomological Society of America's 2003 Linnaean Games. (Photo by Daniel Kim)

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nual event for the N.C. State University Linnaean Games team, October winner of the Entomological Society of America’s 2003 Linnaean Games.

Winning team members include graduate students (back) Matt Bertone, M.S., Veterinary Entomology; Christie Hurt, M.S., Applied Insect Ecology and Pest Management; (center) Dorit Eliyahu, Ph.D., Chemical Ecology in Urban Entomology; (front) Shannon Voss, Ph.D., Applied Insect Ecology and Pest Management; and Dr. Wes Watson. Not pictured is Hope Dalton, M.S., Population Genetics in Urban Entomology.

The team is coached by Watson, associate professor of Medical and Veterinary Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Entomology.

The Linnaean Games were created by the Entomological Society of America to encourage a friendly competition among entomology departments throughout North America. The competition is a test of the students’ knowledge of entomology and consists of a series questions related to the science and its history.

Other teams that participated in this year’s finals included University of Georgia (second place), Cornell University, Iowa State University, New Mexico State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, Washington State University, and the University of California-Davis.

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