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

Speakers to discuss hungry plants, explosive beetles and the scent of fear
October 11, 2019
Interactions between insects, predators and plants may be difficult to observe, but they contain powerful clues to how we could save our crops and natural spaces. Enter the world of entomology, where plants and beetles are the masters of natural chemical weapons and the risk of being eaten is real.
Inside the Haunted Soils. A 2019 PSU Great Insect Fair participant can be seen crawling through the tunnels. They are about to uncover a glow-in-the-dark collembollan and centipede. Photo by Tyler Ondrea Jones
Graduate student outreach showcases a world with and without insects at the 2019 PSU Great Insect Fair
October 10, 2019
Penn State Entomology graduate students were able to bring aspects of their research to the public at the annual Great Insect Fair (GIF). Located in the Snider Agricultural Arena, the GIF theme for 2019 was “A world with(out) insects” and students were able to showcase what our world would look like without some key critters and certainly what outreach efforts look like with graduate students at the forefront.
PSU gets $7.3 million grant for spotted lanternfly research
October 9, 2019
Spotted lantern flies have been destroying fruit trees and vineyards in the Philadelphia area.
Penn State receives $7.3 million grant to advance spotted lanternfly research
October 8, 2019
A $7.3 million grant awarded to Penn State will support an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team of researchers as they conduct research and develop strategies to combat the spotted lanternfly.
Nanoporous Antireflection Coatings secures $75,000 in tech tournament
October 8, 2019
Invent Penn State's Tech Tournament is a showcase of disruptive technologies and early-stage companies