Entomology, the study of insects, might just take the cake as Weber State University’s most interesting summer class. Professor John Mull, who specializes in ants and their relationship with plants, instructs the upper division zoology course.
With a butterfly net and mason jar in hand, entomology students spend much of their class time surrounded by nature, roaming trails behind campus and throughout Utah. Each student has the task of creating a collection of 100 different species of insects.
In doing so, they learn how to find, identify, preserve and collect a widely diverse group of insects. Gathering so many insects can be a challenging task, but some fascinated student scientists go above and beyond project requirements.