Entomology Graduate Program

Information about our graduate program and requirements to apply for graduate school.    Read More

Entomology Undergraduate Minor

Undergraduate students interested in insects, their management, and their role in natural and agricultural ecosystems can obtain an Entomology minor.

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Entomology Graduate Student Assoc.

The EGSA provides students with opportunities to organize seminars, meetings, field trips and other functions concerned with common interests of its members.      Read More

Faculty Teaching Awards

Several Entomology faculty have been recognized for their outstanding teaching skills.

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Special Seminars
In addition to the regularly scheduled seminars during each semester, the Department sponsors three special seminar or lecture programs.
Mike Duke Memorial Seminar
Entomology graduate students sponsor a special annual seminar, the Mike Duke Memorial Seminar, typically during the spring semester. This seminar series was established in 1988 in honor of Michael E. Duke, a graduate student in entomology who died tragically shortly after he received his master's degree from NCSU. This seminar series serves as a focal point with which we honor not only the contributions of graduate students to entomology but also as a reminder of the potential for excellence that exists within every individual. Each year the graduate students in the department invite a distinguished speaker who has made substantial achievements and represents the standards of excellence. As hosts of the speaker, students have the opportunity to interact with and learn from an outstanding scientist. This interaction allows students to gain insight into their own research and offers a model with which to base their own future careers in entomology. The Mike Duke Seminar is therefore an event to commemorate excellence that is already present and excellence that is yet to come. Past Speakers:

Vince Parman Memorial Lecture Series This lecture series was established in memory of Vince Parman, a graduate student who passed away in 2007 while in the final stages of completing his Ph.D. degree in Entomology at NC State. Vince had a B.S. and M.S. in Entomology from Purdue University. He spent 26 years in pest management research and development. At the time of his death, Vince was Senior Research Scientist in Field Research and Development with Bayer Environmental Sciences, where he provided development and technical support in the area of urban pest management. To pursue his life-long passion for entomology and to deliver ever stronger scientific support for the pest management industry, Vince entered the Ph.D. program in Entomology in 2001. The many important results he generated during his doctoral research will continue to impact both the scientific and pest management communities for years to come. Bayer Environmental Sciences has generously sponsored this annual lecture series to honor Vince's memory and to inspire future generations of urban entomologists committed to scientifically sound urban pest management. Speakers:

 R. L. Rabb Environmental Science Lectures The R.L. Rabb Environmental Science Lectures are designed to raise the level of appreciation within and outside of the scientific community for the interdependencies among all forms of life. The series honors one of NC State University's most influential scientists. Dr. Robert L. Rabb, served on the faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Department of Entomology, from 1953 to 1983. He was a pioneer in developing ecologically sound approaches to insect pest management. Well before the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962, Bob Rabb was conducting experiments aimed at finding alternative biological approaches for controlling agricultural pest species without causing undue harm to the environment. In addition to his influential research contributions, Bob Rabb had a major impact on the lives and professional development of other faculty and students through his thoughtful and generous approach to academic life.