Kyle Nottingham '16 won funding support from the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry to present his research at the ACS national meeting in Boston.
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
Wesleyan's Scott Sheridan translated the 2014 novel Lemonade from Italian into English for AmazonCrossing, and draws from translation work in his classes.
Wesleyan's Linda French, whose research explores similar questions as the New Horizons space probe, is eager for its new observations of Pluto.
As a marine biomedicine and environmental sciences intern at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Brendan Finnell '16 is spending the summer determining the levels of PFCs in American alligator populations.
Illinois Wesleyan biology faculty and nearly 40 students were among 3,000 authors of a scientific paper, a team of scholars who sequenced the largest-ever number of bacteriophages.
Physics major Zhenghao (Andy) Ding '18, who researches microfluidics, optical trapping and quantum entanglement in the IWU physics lab, was awarded a 2015 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship.
Three students have been awarded Mellon Humanities Scholarships to conduct research with faculty members over the summer.
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.
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.