BerenbaumUniversity of Illinois press author and professor of entomology May Berenbaum has been awarded the National Medal of Science.

The Medal is the nation’s highest honor for “achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.”

May Berenbaum’s publication history with University of Illinois Press goes back to 1989 with the award-winning Ninety-nine Gnats, Nits, and Nibblers. She followed up in 1993 with Ninety-nine More Maggots, Mites, and Munchers and, more recently the edited the more appetizingly titled Honey, I’m Homemade.

Professor Berenbaum and other honorees will receive their medals at a White House ceremony later this year.

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