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It Came Down to One Question to Determine the Championship Team

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

It all came down to a question about a Dutch scientist, a microscopist from the 17th century. Which team--the UC Berkeley-UC Davis team or the Washington State University team--would win? That was the white-knuckle scene at the Linnaean Games...

How Much Do You Know About Entomology?

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

“You have just moved into an apartment that has been vacant for weeks but whose prior owners had several cats and dogs. A very few days after you move in you are bitten by a huge number of cat fleas that seem to have appeared...

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Mosquitoes Are in the News Three-Fold at UC Davis and Here's Why!

Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses. (CDC Photo)

Mosquitoes are in the news three-fold at the University of California, Davis. First, there's the upcoming free public event, the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, set Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1001 of Giedt Hall.  Professor...

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Ralph Washington, Jr.: Inspiring and Helping Youngsters Learn Science

Ralph Washington Jr., will be one of the nine TEDxUCDavis speakers on May 1.

"All human beings are born curious, but the wrong conditions can jeopardize that curiosity," says second-year Ph.D. student Ralph Washington, Jr. of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. "Many children in poverty grow up feeling a lack of...

Bugging the Bug Bowl Team

The national champs: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

They answered all the questions correctly except one. And that one, they agreed, they should have known. Oops! Here's what happened: The "Bug Bowl" team, aka the Linnaean Games team from the University of California, Davis, won the national...

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:31 PM

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