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.
Environmental studies major Leah Bieniak '21 and biology major Rachel Schoenecker '20 have been awarded multiple grants for their summer research project: "Determining Species Abundance and Habitat Preferences of Breeding Birds in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois."
Illinois Wesleyan has announced this year's recipients of the Robert S. and Nell B. Eckley Scholars and Artists Program fellowships, who will receive stipends to pursue research this summer with a faculty mentor.
Students from all years, disciplines and academic interests presented research projects, artwork and music at Illinois Wesleyan's 30th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference (JWPRC) on Saturday, April 13.
Four Illinois Wesleyan physics students presented their research at the Illinois Section of American Association of Physics Teachers Student Research Symposium, with second place honors awarded to mathematics and physics double major Minzhao (Henryken) Liu '21.
Illinois Wesleyan University's seventh annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Conference, held Feb. 15-17, invited students of all majors to present research tied to this year's theme, "Changing Climates and Human Rights Discourse."
Illinois Wesleyan students conducting research projects relating to the University's 2018-19 intellectual theme Changing Climates shared the culmination of their work at a Course Cluster Open House in December at The Ames Library.