Southwestern Branch Partners & Entomology Departments


Society of Southwestern Entomologists

The Southwestern Entomological Society (NOT to be confused with the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America!) was founded in 1976. The purpose of the society is to publish a refereed journal, the Southwestern Entomologist. This is a regional publication covering entomological research of relevance to Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Mexico. Members meet annually in conjunction with the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). In 2003, the society changed its name to the SOCIETY OF SOUTHWESTERN ENTOMOLOGISTS due, in part, to long-standing confusion between this and the Southwestern Branch of ESA. We hope this change will encourage more entomologists to join the society. See the membership brochure or the $20/year membership application to join the society at 


The Entomological Foundation

The Entomological Foundation is a national 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from the public and private sectors including academic institutions, government, and business and industry. It is NOT part of the Entomological Society of America. Our mission is to: Build a Future for Entomology by Educating Young People About Science Through Insects. How do we accomplish this? The Entomological Foundation develops and implements a blend of programs designed to spark interest in science and insects among elementary school children and to sustain that interest through educational programs and outreach activities; offers scholarships and student awards to recognize excellence and support continued education of students in the area of entomology; and grants professional awards that recognize accomplishments in entomology and related areas. For more information about the Foundation and the fundraising campaign.
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