When I first started thinking about applying for an NSF grant to create the Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network, I knew that the website would be an important element of the network, but soon after beginning work with the folks at Academic Web Pages, I came to realize that the website was in fact the key component to the success of the network.
A newcomer to social networking, AWP introduced me to the practice of curating and sharing content. Now with over 700 participants, the response to the site has been great. I am very excited about the network’s role in advancing technologies for genetic modification of insects. I am grateful to Academic Web Pages for their tremendous effort in making the website and the network a success.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology
Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
University of Maryland