Entomology Research at NCSU

Information about Entomology research programs at NCSU.

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Entomology Graduate Program

Find out what you need to become a graduate student in the Entomology department.

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Entomology Undergrad Minor

The department offers an undergraduate minor in Entomology intended for students who are interested in insects, their management, and their role in natural and agricultural ecosystems.

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Entomology Graduate Student Association

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

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Denning and Watson receive patent on fly vacuum


Steve Denning and Wes Watson receive patent for the CowVac-Livestock Insect-Removal Systems and Related Methods, US patent number 8,505,493. The patent was published Aug. 13, 2013 on the US Patent office website. Designed for use in Dairy systems, the trap removes horn flies, face flies, and stable flies from cattle as they pass through. The trap has been in use at the Center for Environmental Systems, NCDA&CS dairy farm since 2007 where it captures approximately 2 million horn flies annually from the cattle using the trap.