Breaking news from the University of Georgia’s Red & Black publication: Bug people are cool. Well, perhaps that’s not the exact wording, but we think it’s what is between the lines that counts.
Apparently, people with entomology degrees are in high demand. According to the Shockley Cruz, an entomology department associate, “A hundred percent of our students get jobs after graduation.” Cruz went on to say that many students go straight into chemical and food industries. Other students go on to advanced degrees in veterinary or medical sciences, or pursue educational careers such as working for the Insectarium in New Orleans.
One of the program’s undergraduate students founded World Entomophagy, a supplier of edible insects with the goal of increasing the awareness of the potential for insects as a food source. It sounds like not only is the program successful, but attracts an interesting and innovative group of individuals. Now, that’s cool.Entomology, Pest Control