WRITER: BETHNEY LARSON
CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
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Release: Dec. 7, 2001
Biology professor named Fellow of professional society
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Barbara Stay, professor of biological
sciences in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has
been selected as a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
Stay, who earned her bachelor's degree from Vassar
College and her master's degree and doctorate in biology from Radcliffe Graduate
School of Art and Sciences (Harvard University), has been a professor at the
University of Iowa since 1967. Her research has focused on the interaction
of the nervous and endocrine systems in regulating insect development and
reproduction, specifically in the viviparous cockroach. Stay is also a Fellow
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she has received
a Fulbright Fellowship, Harvard University's Lalor Foundation Fellowship and
the UI's Distinguished Achievement Award.
ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving
the scientific and professional needs of entomologists and individuals in
related areas. Representatives from educational institutions, government,
health agencies and private industry compose the ESA membership of over 6,000.