A University of Illinois professor is set to become president of the Entomological Society of America. May Berenbaum is currently vice president-elect of the society, which is the largest organization in the world for professionals who study insects. She will be vice president in 2015 and take over as president in 2016. Berenbaum is head of the University of Illinois' department of entomology. She's also the author of several books, including "Buzzwords: A Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs and Rock 'n' Roll." Berenbaum says many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges, including climate change, infectious diseases and invasive species, involve insects. She will be the fifth female to lead the society.
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