Five students have been named Eckley Scholars and will receive stipends to stay on campus this summer to pursue independent projects with a faculty mentor.
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.
Students also have the opportunity to apply for undergraduate research scholarships.
Research & Creative Work
Senior Kyle Connour's work observing asteroids and other heavenly bodies has led to a scientific publication and multiple offers from graduate schools as he prepares for a career as a professional astronomer.
Chemistry major Laura Steenberge '15 was named a 2015 Collegiate Scholar by the Illinois Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society.
Economics and political science double major Daniel Truesdale '15 has been selected to participate in a national ethics symposium to discuss his analysis of incentivizing organ donations.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a highly competitive fellowship to Wesleyan's Carolyn Nadeau for the translation and critical analysis of a 17th-century Spanish cookbook.
Wesleyan's Kevin Sullivan is co-editor of The Open Mind: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland, a collection of academic essays honoring the innovative British scholar.
The Tea Party movement is more complex -- and in some ways more mainstream -- than is reflected in popular depictions, according to research published in a new book by Wesleyan's Meghan Burke.
Biology majors Jason Murphy '14 and Mark Swanson '14 developed a research technique they described in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, one of the top ornithological journals in the world.
Creation of the first acoustic tractor beam by a team including Illinois Wesleyan's Gabriel Spalding and alumnus Patrick Dahl '12 has been included in the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2014, as judged by Physics World magazine.
Professor Kevin Strandberg describes the journey behind what his students have dubbed "Franken-cameras," featured in the latest IWU Magazine.