Undergraduate Research and Extension Opportunities in Entomology
The Department of Entomology offers a variety of exciting and fulfilling opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research and extension activities. Some of these opportunities are paid, and volunteers are always welcome to participate. Students also can register for variable credit in ENTOM 499 to receive credit for undergraduate research or extension projects. These opportunities come in a variety of areas, giving students numerous options from which to choose. These opportunities are in our four broad core areas:
- Fundamental Insect Science - classical studies in entomology, including biological processes, systematics and taxonomy, chemical ecology, insect behavior and toxicology.
- Safe & Sustainable Food production - research incorporating alternative management strategies in field crops, including IPM, transgenic and biorational pest management options, GMOs and host-arthropod interactions.
- Food Safety, Public & Animal Health - management of arthropods affecting animal and human health, post-harvest pest control and biology of insect vectored plant, animal and human diseases
- Environmental Stewardship - the impact of agricultural practices on insect biodiversity including non-target effects, ecological factors on invasive species, animal and plant waste management and toxicogenomics.
Please browse the faculty pages to learn more about our faculty and their interests, so you can find areas that align with your interests and career goals.
For more information about opportunities and the program, please contact the Department's Coordinator of Undergraduate Research and Extension, Dr. Jeremy Marshall at email@example.com.