Louis W. Getzin was born October 1933. He attended a one room elementary school before entering Rochester Agricultural School. He went to the University of Wisconsin, getting his B.S. in 1955 and his M.S. in 1957. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Getzin started a faculty position in Puyallup in 1961. At the Puyallup research center his research work was focused on vegetable and vegetable seed crop insects and their control. He also did intensive investigations into the behavior, degradation and chemistry of insecticides and other pesticides. A number of grants from outside the university helped fund Dr. Getzin’s work and he was credited with solving the cabbage maggot, cabbage seed pod weevil and onion seed thrip pest problems. Dr. Getzin was one of ten scientists from throughout the country who served on a national environmental quality task force during the 1970s.
This scholarship will be used to support travel of Entomology graduate students to regional and national scientific meetings. The individual awards will be based on scholarship and need, in accordance with other provisions of the Entomology Graduate Student Support fund, and shall be made by the superintendent of the Washington State University-Puyallup Research and Extensions Center and the chair of the Department of Entomology.