The 2016 ICE Student Debates are an exciting opportunity to showcase your public speaking skills to an international audience! All participants will also author a short summary of their position in the Entomological Society of America’s publication, American Entomologist.
Debate teams are composed of 4-5 members. Teams may be composed of members from a single university (ex: Auburn University) OR from a single country (ex: Brazil) OR from a single region (ex: Europe, Central America, etc.). The deadline to submit a team is December 1st, 2015. Teams that are accepted will be notified by December 8th, 2015. Please have the team captain submit the names of all team members, provide the name and email address of your faculty advisor, the university and country affiliation of each team member, and the name of the university, country, or region your team would like to represent. For more details about the debate format and rules, see (link) or email the debate organizers at the address below.
Each debate will be preceded by an introductory speaker (unaffiliated with either team). This person will give a 5 minute presentation before the debates, and write an introduction for the American Entomologist publication. This is another great way to become involved in the debates!
The ICE SAC debates subcommittee is pleased to announce the following teams for the Student Debate Competition:
Topic 1: What would be the single best policy for improving health of Apis mellifera if adopted worldwide?
Mid-Grass Prairie Regional Team vs. University of Delaware
Topic 2: What is the single best strategy for decreasing dengue fever virus (breakbone fever) incidence worldwide?
North Carolina State University vs. Purdue University
Topic 3: Scenario: You are presenting a grant to an international agency to support control measures for an invasive insect species. Pick a species and explain to this agency why this is the most important issue they should be focusing on. The other debate team is competing for the same funding, but for a different invasive species.
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) vs. Auburn University
For questions about the Debates, email ICE2016studentdebates@gmail.com.