This endowment was established by Dr. Alfred G. Wheeler, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Entomology, Soils, & Plant Sciences at Clemson University, with an initial gift of about $100,000 to provide support for group expeditions of Entomology Graduate students to investigate ecologically interesting or unusual communities or habitats. The expeditions should be designed to promote enthusiasm for insect fieldwork; camaraderie among faculty, staff, and students; exchange of knowledge and ideas; and long-lasting professional relationships.
A committee comprised of Entomology faculty members will decide whether to approve group funding for a particular trip and will verify that all accompanying students qualify as Entomology graduate students in good standing. If at any time the discipline of Entomology ceases to exist at Clemson University, the endowment budget will support group expeditions for Biological Sciences graduate students, following the same criteria outlined above.
For more information, please contact the CAFLS Development Office: 864-656-2877