Economics and mathematics double major Lu Liao'17 was awarded the 2015 Mark Israel Research Fellowship to conduct independent research this summer under the guidance of 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
Opportunities for students to engage in summer research through scholarships and fellowships at IWU lead to new personal discoveries -- and often, invitations to present their work at conferences across the country.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Margaret McCarter '15 a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship -- among the most competitive graduate fellowships nationwide.
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.
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.