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Bug Gwen
Works at Purdue Department of Entomology
Attended Uniramia University
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Entomologist, Writer, Nerd.
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Insect Punditry, Entomology
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  • Purdue Department of Entomology
    Outreach Coordinator, 2015 - present
  • WIRED.com
    Bugologist, 2013 - present
    I write stuff about insects.
  • Get Your Nature Geek On
    Thinkomancer, 2010 - 2014
    Independent consultant/freelancer with a focus on building websites for scientists and nature centers.
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Gwen Pearson, Bug Girl, Bug G. Membracid
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Entomologist. Educator. Writer. Nerd.
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Gwen is the Outreach Coordinator for the Purdue Department of Entomology. She also is a writer for WIRED Science.

#entomology
#insects
#science
#agriculture

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Blogging about bugs since before you were born. I write for WIRED!
Education
  • Uniramia University
    Entomology
  • Homoptera High School
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Help! We need a new beehive in our educational room! I'm still $1000 short of our goal to install a new glass beehive to replace our old one. Want a tax deduction? Please consider donating! Make sure to mark "education and Outreach" as the destination fund :D

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Some really great reporting going on about sexual harassment in science lately. Kudos to my reporter friends! 
U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier is calling out a leading astronomy educator who violated the sexual harassment policy at the University of Arizona.
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Also see BuzzFeed --they've been on top of it lately. http://www.buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi/ott-harassment-investigation

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Well, if that were true, all science journalists should just quit right now.  Sigh.
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Incredible PAID opportunities for undergraduates interested in ecology from under-represented or low income groups. 
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Yeah, you can chill about these bugs, for the most part. 
They were here all along. You just didn't know about them.
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Really. Give up.
Stop worrying and just welcome your new insect overlords.
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Honestly. Literal people are literal. 

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CRUD 
Mr. Bowie was an infinitely changeable singer and songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas. He died after a battle with cancer.
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Pretty amazing for a year in which many sites saw loss of traffic.
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Quality content will eventually win over click-bait schlock. At least that is my hope.

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Ho Ho HOLY SHIT: Reindeer Nasal Bot Flies
Adult reindeer bot flies look like harmless fluffy bees, but they're not really that cuddly.
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Well, at least it's not as bad as the Afghan Penile Bot Fly. Just Kidding. lol

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The Glenofinger! Not a lesser known Bond villain; it's a bug thing. A really phallic bug thing.
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Our legal system does not know how to protect women online. UGH. 
“Like capturing Jack the Ripper and giving him community service.”
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