Participate in a departmental research project exploring biologically-based pest management. Explore how crushed mustard seeds naturally deter insects. Monitor aquatic insects in streams and rivers. Participate in the pest management aspects of growing wheat for biofuel. Paid positions are available. Our faculty members are also researching:
Aldrich Entomology Club: Explore insect and plant interactions in the field and collect samples to add to the University of Idaho entomology museum, make presentations, socialize with students and entomology experts. Plant and Soil Science Club: Grow plants to sell; visit the Japanese Gardens or World Forestry Center in Portland. Soil Stewards: Help control pest insects—and encourage helpful ones—at the University of Idaho organic farm.
Intern. Get practical experiences like these:
Study abroad. Deepen your understanding of your major—and the world—in countries like these:
Volunteer. Give back. Grow produce for a local food bank. Introduce 4-H youth groups and elementary school classes to the amazing world of insects.
The William F. Barr Entomology Museum contains more than one million insect specimens, plus live walking sticks and hissing cockroaches. The department’s facilities also include two farms and two state-of-the-art greenhouses.