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.
Biochemistry major Ayana Blair '21 and biology major Lilia Garcia '21 recently presented their original undergraduate research at the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) 2019 Annual Conference in Indianapolis.
The seven most significant English maps of the world from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries - known as mappae mundi - are the focus of a new book co-edited by Dan Terkla, Emeritus Professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan.
Affect theory in relation to comparative education and policies is explored in a new book by Irving Epstein, the Ben and Susan Rhodes Endowed Professor in Peace and Justice, Chair of Educational Studies and Director of the Center for Human Rights.
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.