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Elsa Salazar Cade (born 1952) is an award-winning Mexican American science teacher and entomologist.
Elsa received her undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Texas at Austin and her master's in public school administration at Niagara University. She is certified for New York State as a school district administrator.
A long time amateur entomologist, with her husband, William H. Cade, she discovered the first case of a parasite using the sexual signal of a host in order to locate and parasitize the host. She also was selected as one of the top ten science teachers in 1995 by the National Science Teachers Association.
The Cades have done over 30 years of research on the Texas field cricket, Gryllus texensis.
This research has covered the behavior of the field cricket at different densities and under parasitic pressure from the red eyed fly Ormia. She has helped develop a hands-on instructional program for middle school teachers through support from the National Science Foundation at the University at Buffalo. Wikipedia
NY Hall of Governors: Elsa Salazar Cade