John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

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This year's conference has been cancelled to maintain social distancing during the COVID 19 outbreak. However all abstracts and any additional content are available via Digital Commons .

The John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference was established as an annual event in 1990. Held in April each year, the conference provides an opportunity for students who are pursuing individual research projects to present those projects in a public forum. Research projects pursued by students at any level - freshman through senior - and in any academic program throughout the university, are eligible to participate. Research can be presented either in a poster session format, or in a (15-min) oral presentation.

The conference typically attracts more than 100 undergraduates, who showcase research projects from a variety of University departments and programs, including: psychology, economics, political science, biology, mathematics, chemistry, English, theatre, and history.

Download the 2020 conference program

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John Wesley Powell Research Conference
Illinois Wesleyan University
201 Beecher Street
Bloomington, IL 61701