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...
- Dr. Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum and professor of Entomology, has been elected a fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The society noted Weller’s internationally-known research on arctiine moths and other Noctuoidea, and her administrative leadership in promoting entomology and science education. See the article at UNL News for more about Weller's recognition. Congratulations Susan!
- We are pleased to announce that Marilyn Weidner has been named winner of the IANR Exemplary Service Award! Weidner has roles in administrative support, personnel management, data documentation and archiving, review preparation, promotion and evaluation tracking, payroll for 15 departments, and much more. Well deserved Marilyn!
- Congratulations to Rogan Tokach (Master's student co-mentored by Dr. Autumn Smart and Dr. Judy Wu-Smart) on being awarded a $10,000 national Christi Heintz Memorial Scholarship by Project Apis m!
Well done, Rogan!
- Spomer nets 40-year Butterfly & Beetle Legacy. Best wishes to Steve Spomer who is retiring this December after 40 years in the Entomology Department. Spomer has identified nearly 700 insect species, including the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle, and taught countless University of Nebraska-Lincoln students.
- Bridget Gross, master's student in Entomology, mentored by Dr. Judy Wu-Smart and Dr. Doug Golick, was featured in the Nov. 11th IANR Student Spotlight. Bridget presented her master's degree seminar last month and graduates in December.
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