Graduate students interested in obtaining a Master’s or PhD degree with Dr. Spivak or Dr. Cariveau are encouraged to contact them directly by phone or email to determine the availability of financial (grant) support for new students. Requirements for acceptance in the Department of Entomology are outlined clearly in the departmental website: www.entomology.umn.edu. Undergraduate students interested in summer work are encouraged to contact Dr. Spivak.
Specific expectations for working in Dr. Spivak’s lab are that students be highly self-motivated and curious, willing to brainstorm creatively, argue constructively and tolerate bee stings. It helps to have a good sense of humor.