Thank you for your support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Entomology Department. Your generous contribution will help maintain and strengthen current programs and allow us to explore and develop new opportunities for students. You can donate to the Department’s General Fund, or you can select a specific fund from the list below. Use the links next to each fund to be taken to the UW Foundation’s secure online donation website.
Donations to the Department of Entomology can be made in two ways:
Online through the UW Foundation (General Fund is automatically selected, alternatively you can donate to a specific fund from the list below).
Entomology Department Fund: This Fund was established in 1988 by the Department of Entomology of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It will be composed of contributions and bequests from interested alumni and friends including corporations and foundations. The Fund is used to aid the Department in its teaching, research and outreach. Donate to this fund.
Department of Entomology Seminar Series Fund: This fund provides support for the Department of Entomology seminar series. The weekly seminar program brings in local, regional and national speakers to address current issues in entomology. The seminars are attended by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from Entomology and numerous other UW departments, and are considered a vital component of the research, education and outreach mission of the Department. In order to capture a breadth of personal, professional, and scientific experiences in the seminar series, organizers make a concerted effort to represent a diversity of topics, career stages, and identities in the selection process. Donate to this fund.
Sam Graham Catalyst Fund: The Fund is used to initiate and support activities that provide faculty, staff, and students of the Department with opportunities to engage in creative interaction, collaboration, and discourse, especially those opportunities that might otherwise not be possible or practical given departmental and university budget constraints. Activities may include retreats, field trips, formal and informal gatherings, experiential learning and symposia, that encourage out-of-the-box thinking, innovative team-building, and across-department initiatives. Gretchen La Budde, BS ’74, MS ’77, intends to support the department in honor of her late grandfather, Sam Graham, who was a highly regarded professor in the School of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Michigan. Donate to this fund.
Doane, Charles Chelsey Memorial Fund: This Fund was established in 2000 with a gift from Dr. Winifred W. Doane. This Fund will support graduate students in the Department of Entomology, and pays tribute to the life work of Dr. Doane’s husband, Dr. Charles Chesley Doane, who received his Master’s Degree in 1951 and his Ph.D. in 1953 from the Department of Entomology. The goal shall be to bring to this Program invitational speakers of the highest quality whose research in Entomology is of national and/or international renown. Learn more about the Doane lecture series. Donate to this fund.
Koval, Charles F. and Patricia R. Insect Ambassadors Program Fund: This fund was established in 2002 by Dr. Charles and Patricia Koval, to be known as the Charles F. and Patricia R. Koval Insect Ambassadors Program Fund. This fund supports the Insect Ambassadors program within the Department of Entomology. The Insect Ambassadors are a select group of enthusiastic graduate and undergraduate students from the department who volunteer their time to travel to local schools, clubs and organizations to give interactive presentations about insects and related arthropods. The purpose of the program is to teach members of the audience about insects, where they live, how they survive and the positive things they do for our environment. In addition to presenting live and preserved arthropods, Insect Ambassadors provide facts and fascinating stories. Through the program Insect Ambassadors hope to stimulate children and adults to learn and seek out information. This Fund provides support for travel costs incurred by the Ambassadors, materials for presentations and other general program costs. Learn more about Insect Ambassadors. Donate to this fund.
Wisconsin Insect Research Collection Fund: The purpose of this fund is to support the greatest needs of the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection (WIRC). Uses include, but are not limited to, supporting collection outreach and activities, field and laboratory museum research and enhancing educational and research opportunities for students and visiting scientists utilizing the collection. Visit the WIRC website. Donate to this fund.
Data Science and Computer Vision in Entomology Fund: This fund supports research into the application of computer vision and deep learning to monitoring pollinators and other insects, and the ecosystem services they provide. Expenditures will be made according to the standard rules currently in place for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Department of Entomology as they may change from time to time. Donate to this fund.
Graduate support funds:
Falter, John M. & Nancy J. Graduate Student Endowment Fund: The Fund provides support for graduate students pursuing advanced education in Entomology. The annual distributions from the fund shall be used to support graduate students studying in the Department of Entomology. Awards may be renewed from year to year, so long as adequate progress is being made towards a degree. Donate to this fund.
Chapman, R. Keith and Betty Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Entomology Fund: This fund is part of the Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship program and is awarded to a graduate student directly involved with vegetable entomology research in the UW-Madison Department of Entomology. Donate to this fund.
Coppel, Harry C. Biological Control Fellowship Fund: This fund was established in 1989 for the purpose of using income only for graduate student(s) enrolled in the Department of Entomology. The award is to be given to a graduate student(s) directly involved with Biological Control Research in the UW-Madison Department of Entomology. The Department Awards Committee of the Department of Entomology will determine the recipient of this award. The Department’s selection will be submitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Scholarship and Loans Committee. Donate to this fund.
Kinney Development Fund: This fund was established in 1994 by the Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at the UW-Madison Department of Entomology. This fund enables the EGSA to support student enrichment opportunities and cover student costs associated with registration fees, travel and lodging for scientific meetings. Each year the fund will provide a limited number of awards to deserving students. Donate to this fund.
Feir, Lillian and Alex, Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Fund: This fund was established by Dr. Dorothy Feir for the purpose of setting up a Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Entomology. The fund shall be used to support graduate fellowships for students in the Entomology Department studying from among the following specialties: Biochemistry, Physiology or Molecular Biology of Arthropods. Donate to this fund.
Feir, Lillian and Alex, Graduate Student II Fund: This fund was created with a gift from the estate of Dr. Dorothy Feir. The fund shall be used to support a graduate fellowship for a student studying from among the following specialties: Biochemistry; Physiology; or Molecular Biology of Arthropods. Donate to this fund.
Dr. Thomas L German Student Support Fund: The Department wishes to honor the late Emeritus Professor Dr. Thomas L. German by establishing this Fund. The Fund shall support the professional development of graduate and undergraduate students in the University’s Departments of Entomology and Plant Pathology as determined by the Entomology and Plant Pathology Department Chairs. The timing, number, amount, and recipients of the award(s) will be determined by the Chairs, or their designees, according to the Unit’s established policies and procedures. The Chairs will establish an annual, alternating schedule of eligible students, with the award opportunity provided to Entomology in even years and Plant Pathology in odd years. One award shall be granted each year, and the awardee will be publicly announced. Donate to this fund.
Undergraduate support funds:
Global Health Program Fund: The purpose of this fund is to provide discretionary support to the Global Health major, and to support the greatest needs of the major. Donate to this fund.
Schaefer, Carl W. Scholarship Fund in Entomology: This fund was established by Carl Schaefer in 1998, for the purpose of providing scholarships in support of outstanding students in the Department of Entomology. Donate to this fund.
Lan, Que Undergraduate Student Support Fund: This fund was created in memory of Entomology Professor Que Lan, to be used for undergraduate scholarships or as research awards for students majoring in Entomology. Professor Lan sadly passed in March 2014 from gastric cancer. Lan joined the Department in 2001 and was also associated with the UW Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center. Lan’s research focused on employing the tools of molecular biology to develop novel methods of pest control. Her keen interests in lipid metabolism led to the discovery of several inhibitors that blocked cholesterol utilization. More recently, she became involved in developing naturally occurring products that control mosquitoes. This interest stemmed not only from a scientific interest but a personal interest as she contracted Malaria while a child in China. Lan, unknown to many, served as a dedicated mentor for a number of high school students as well as undergraduates who worked with her in her laboratory. She relished the opportunity to don a lab coat and work in the lab beside her students and post-docs. Beyond science, she touched many lives professionally and personally as a colleague, mentor, teacher and friend. Lan’s intelligence, gravity, sharp wit, scientific counsel and most of all, her big inviting smile will be greatly missed. The department, in collaboration with her husband, David Dyer, has developed this fund in honor of Lan’s service and memory. Donate to this fund.
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