Academic Award for Student Research in Vector Control

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for the Dr. Jan G. Humphreys PVCA Academic Award for Student Research in Vector Control.

Annually the Pennsylvania Vector Control Association (PVCA) meets to allow members to network and to promote dialog related to the advancement of vector control activities within Pennsylvania.  PVCA also offers an annual competitive award for the best undergraduate and graduate students from Pennsylvania involved in vector research.  The students are nominated by a member of PVCA or university contact.  Nominees are reviewed by a selection committee, and the top undergraduate and graduate students are chosen.

PVCA invites the winners to present their research at our annual conference.  This year’s conference runs from November 6-8, 2019 at the Wyndham Garden State College in Boalsburg, just outside of State College, PA.  The recipients will receive one night’s lodging, meeting registration fee waiver which includes all breaks, Supplier Social and banquet, a framed certificate, and a cash award of $300.  Please email your applications to Andy Kyle; by September 30, 2019.

Please provide the following application information:


College or University:

Degree Program Name:



Nominating Contact Name: 

Nominating Contact Email: 

Presentation Title: 

Presentation Abstract (250-300 words)

Open Positions in Mid Atlantic Region

The following job positions have been posted.

Prince William County Mosquito and Forest Pest Management Branch (in Northern Virginia) is accepting applications for a vacant Specialist I position.  Duties are conducted in the field performing mosquito surveillance and larviciding, gypsy moth egg mass surveys, fall cankerworm surveillance, and surveys for other forest pests.

Please forward any questions related to the Virginia position to me or Eli Hosen (

The Delaware Mosquito Control Section has recently posted an Environmental Scientist IV Tick Biologist position. This position will develop and implement a statewide Tick Control Integrated Pest Management strategy.

Job posting can be found here: