Entomology 888: Distance Master's Project
This course (ENTO 888) serves as a capstone experience for students in the UNL Online M.S. Degree Program in Entomology. This required course provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge they have gained from their courses to create an original body of work focusing on an area of personal or professional interest. Instructors for this course will include the M.S. Project Coordinator and the M.S. Project Committee.
What will you be producing?
Students in ENTO 888 will be creating original works that reflect a scholarly understanding of entomology. Projects can take many forms such as scholarly reviews, teaching or training materials, multimedia, surveys, and other items that represent a substantial intellectual contribution to the field of entomology. Projects will be submitted in portfolio format and will contain a written summary and products (e.g., photographs, Web-pages, graphics, or written materials). While M.S. projects are expected to be of substantial intellectual contribution, they are not theses.
When should you take this course?
This course is designed for students who have completed 24 credit hours in the Online M.S. Degree Program in Entomology. The project needs to be completed within 4 semesters (summer sessions count as one semester) of the term in which you enroll in ENTO 888.
We recommend that you complete this course at least one semester before the one in which you intend to graduate. This is because some deadlines are shortened in the semester of graduation due to paperwork needed by grad studies that ensures requirements have been met for graduation.
Review the links in the left hand menu for more detailed information about the M.S. Project course.
Entomology News at Nebraska
Breaking Entomological News...
- Online students in the online Master's of Science (MS) degree program will benefit from a reduced credit-hour requirement and a reduced time requirement following changes by the UNL Graduate College and the Entomology Department. Starting next fall, students may earn an online MS degree for 30 credits, instead of 36 credits, under the Option B. The new degree plan must be completed within five years, instead of 10 years. More details about this change may be found on the IANR News website.
- Dr. Gary Brewer, professor of Entomology has a new Push-Pull Strategy to manage Stable Flies. These flies cause billions in economic losses for the US and the world. Brewer explains the Strategy on this YouTube Video.
- Annie Krueger, Ph.D. candidate in Entomology, was featured in the IANR Student Spotlight this week. Annie is from Stevensville, MD, and plans to graduate this August. She is mentored by Dr. Troy Anderson.
- Dr. Doug Golick, associate professor of Entomology, received a $19,259 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) in April. He received one of 23 grants that were awarded to faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Golick will study Milkweed as a teaching tool in the classroom.
- “The Economics of Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Mgt. & Overwintering Strategies of Colonies Used to Pollinate Almonds,” co-authored by Dr. Autumn Smart, was chosen as a runner-up in the 2019-20 Readers' Choice Award for the Journal of Economic Entomology. Congratulations Autumn!
- MS student Matt Greiner (mentored by Ana Vélez) was awarded 1st place in the student paper competition at the recent Ozark-Prairie SETAC meeting. The victory will provide him with funds to attend the national SETAC meeting in November. Way to go, Matthew!