Entomology hosts interns for research projects
The entomology department is hosting two undergraduate interns from Brigham Young University in Idaho this spring and summer.
Joel Smith, a junior majoring in biology, has been working since January with Professor Randy Luttrell on pecan insects. Joel's project has led to sampling pecan orchards throughout Arkansas and northern Texas to search for overwintering insects that affect pecans. Joel will make a presentation on his findings at the National Pecan Research and Extension Meeting in Ardmore, Oklahoma, May 27.
Erin Walters, a senior majoring in biology, just began working in mid-May with Professor Donn Johnson on management of fruit insects. The internship program is serving as a potential recruiting effort for new graduate students in Entomology, as well as satisfying an internship requirement for undergraduate students at BYU-Idaho.
Smith is from Colorado Springs, Colo. Erin is from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.