The Student Community of Pest Science (SCoPS) is a service-oriented organization centered on the membership’s shared interest in pest science and related to study program of Master in Pest Science at the Faculty of Agriculture, UGM. On October 17, 2021, 11 students held a virtual meeting. Although the community was formerly known as Pest Study Group (PSG), we changed our name to SCoPS after some thought on February 24, 2023.
The mission of the community is to support worthy pest-related projects and issues. Our primary focus is on facilitating entomology and nematology-themed activities, outreach, and bringing together pest science majors and non-majors to meet and learn about pest diversity and ways of implementing integrated pest management. The SCoPS enhance our members’ networking and learning opportunities, and professional advancement, and provides a range of possibilities for them to be more involved with developing a better future career.