Entomology Club

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The John Henry Comstock Entomology Club at San Jose State University, founded in 1935 is the oldest student organization at SJSU. The history of the naming of the club stems from a lecture course that Comstock taught at SJSU (then known as San Jose State Normal School) in 1892.  This name was accepted and incorporated into the club by-laws which were adopted on December 13, 1935.  The club advisor, Dr. Carl D. Duncan was one of the original faculty when the Department of Natural Sciences was established where he developed the curriculum for both Entomology and Botany.

The  Club sponsors an annual overnighter at Arroyo Seco that not only provides undergraduates with collecting opportunities in the remarkable interface of the Santa Lucia Mountains, but reunites many of the clubs past members and alumni from SJSU's long entomological tradition.  In addition to the overnighter, the Entomology Club hosts an annual Christmas Party where current students can meet with SJSU Entomology alumni currently working in industry and research.  The club is also a proud sponsor of the Youth in Science at San Jose State University program.

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