On Tuesday, October 18 UMD's Division of Research presented the winners of its 2nd Annual Research Communicator Impact Award at the 18th Annual Research Leader's Luncheon. The offering of this award began in 2015 with the intent of nominating researchers who take extra steps to share their research, opinions, and knowledge with the public though media means such as self-created videos, blogs, and news outlets.
The Department of Entomology's very own Dr. Mike Raupp was one of four recipients for the award. He won for his popular and engaging Bug of the Week blog and YouTube channel which engages the global community with the insect wonders found in Maryland.
More than 30 faculty members were nominated for the award across 12 different colleges and schools within the University.