For folks attending the ESA Eastern Branch meeting at Virginia Tech next week, you are more than welcome to come and visit and/or peruse the Virginia Tech Insect Collection (VTEC). The VTEC is located on Virginia Tech's campus in the basement of Seitz Hall: https://vt.edu/about/buildings/seitz-hall.html
(37.22448, -80.42361). Seitz Hall is about a 15 minute walk from the Inn at Virginia Tech.
We have two microscopes and a large table to work on, in case you need a magnified view or want to spread out.
Feel free to send me an email and I can open the door and get you set up, and/or join us for a brief tour of the VTEC on Monday (March 11) at 6PM right after the symposium "Breaking Ground: Research Highlights from ECPs and non-Academic Track Eastern Branch Members" in the Solitude Meeting Room. We'll gather near the speaker's podium after the last talk at ~5:50PM and then drive over in case anyone would like a ride.
All the best,
Paul E. Marek
Curator, Virginia Tech Insect Collection
Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
Price Hall, Rm 216A (MC0319)
170 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061