Illinois Wesleyan is joining with Tiny Earth Network to prepare student researchers to address the modern-day public health crisis of antibiotic resistance.
Our students have the opportunity to do original research at the undergraduate level, collaborating with faculty who are at the top of their fields.
Because Illinois Wesleyan is an entirely undergraduate institution, students are offered research and creative opportunities without competition from graduate students.
They develop close relationships with faculty who love to teach and engage students in their research and scholarly work. Check out some of the work that has resulted from faculty mentorship of students in the IWU Digital Commons.
Students also have the opportunity to apply for undergraduate research scholarships.
Research & Creative Work
By examining the struggle to rise above one's station thousands of years ago in ancient Rome, Brent Baughan '19 hopes to better understand current socio-economic imbalances.
Music education major Minji Will '19 is spending her summer studying the therapeutic value of jazz music, culminating in an album.
Six Illinois Wesleyan student research projects and two University programs have been funded using an award from the State Farm Companies Foundation.
Kate McHugh '21 is exploring the question of whether or not dogs have the capacity to use inductive reasoning through a series of experimental scenarios.
Eckley scholar Sanghyun Nam '20 hopes to help develop a scientific tool for IWU students to make new discoveries about the makeup of our universe.
With a stipend to support her summer research, English-Literature and German double major Abigail Kauerauf ’19 is taking an analytical look at how undergraduate creative arts journals assess the poems that they publish.
Maisy Bowden '18 is the recipient of a $5,000 fellowship award to support her graduate-level studies focused on the evolutionary precursors of language in nonhuman primates.
Grants earned by Illinois Wesleyan Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Shallue will enable undergraduate students to present at a biannual math symposium.
Illinois Wesleyan first-year students who participate in SEA-PHAGES exemplify the program's ability to ready students for successful careers in the sciences.