Department of Entomology

The Department of Entomology in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers and undergraduate minor and one of the top entomology graduate programs in the country.

Entomology News and Announcements

Roush honored as fellow of the Entomological Society of America
November 15, 2019
Rick Roush, dean of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been elected as an Entomological Society of America Fellow, an honor that acknowledges his outstanding contributions to entomology in research, teaching, extension and outreach.
Fighting An Insect Invasion With... An Insect Invasion
November 14, 2019
The spotted lanternfly is eating its way through trees and crops in eastern Pennsylvania. NPR science correspondent Dan Charles explains how scientists hope to stop the spread of this invasive pest by importing a natural enemy from its home in China.
Open Position - Assistant/Associate Professor of Arthropod Vector Biology and/or Ecology
November 13, 2019
he Department of Entomology at Penn State invites applications for an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in the area of Arthropod Vector Biology and/or Ecology with a focus on the field ecology of vectors and their role in disease transmission. This is a nine-month tenure track position with a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment. Expertise that will complement existing departmental strengths in Epidemiology, IPM, chemical ecology, vector biology, genomics or disease ecology is desired.
Frost Entomological Museum reopens after renovations, renewal
November 8, 2019
After being closed to the public for more than six years, Penn State's Frost Entomological Museum has reopened with new and improved exhibits, storage facilities, and research capacity, much to the delight of school groups and insect enthusiasts.
Pollinator project will complement Penn State solar power initiative
November 7, 2019
A unique undertaking in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will shine a light on how solar farms can contribute to healthy ecosystems and boost pollinator populations.