Entomology Graduate Student Organization


The Entomology Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) is a graduate student-run organization within the department of Entomology at Iowa State University. It exists to assist Entomology graduate students by:

  1. formally voicing the interests and concerns of the graduate students in the Department of Entomology,
  2. promoting the professional development and educational enhancement of graduate students in the aforementioned department through formal and informal seminars, meetings, discussions, and dissemination of literature
  3. serving as a peer group source of information for the incoming and currently enrolled graduate students with respect to academic and non-academic requirements, and
  4. providing social events for graduate students, their families and friends for interaction, relaxation and fun.

Incoming students are provided with a mentor to assist with the transition to graduate school.

Current Officers:

President: Maura Hall

Vice-president Ashley St. Clair

Secretary : Abigail Kropf

Treasurer : Courtney Huerter

Graduate Student Senator Jacob Johnson

The faculty adviser is Dr. Joel Coats


Recent News:

  • Entomology Graduate Students attended the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis. Congratulations the following students who received either first or second place in their sections. 
    • Ashley Dean
    • Maura Hall
    • Abigail Kropf
    • John McCulloch
    • Caroline Murray
    • Ashley St. Clair
    • Colin Wong