With a stipend to support her summer research, English-Literature and German double major Abigail Kauerauf ’19 is taking an analytical look at how undergraduate creative arts journals assess the poems that they publish.
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.
Students also have the opportunity to apply for undergraduate research scholarships.
Research & Creative Work
Maisy Bowden '18 is the recipient of a $5,000 fellowship award to support her graduate-level studies focused on the evolutionary precursors of language in nonhuman primates.
Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr has earned a silver medal from the Natural History Museum in recognition of his long-term collaboration with - and support of - the institution.
Grants earned by Illinois Wesleyan Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Shallue will enable undergraduate students to present at a biannual math symposium.
Illinois Wesleyan first-year students who participate in SEA-PHAGES exemplify the program's ability to ready students for successful careers in the sciences.
Whether delving into the minds of primates in Gibraltar or gladiators from the Roman Empire, students broadened their own perspectives by participating in one of 70 May Term courses.
Ryan Kaplan '18 combined his knowledge of finance with his experience as a student-athlete to reveal the multi-million dollar economic impact of IWU's Department of Athletics.
Yesenia Martinez Calderon '20 and Nicholas Milcik '20 are this year's recipients of the IWU Luis Leal Endowed Scholarship to support their respective research in Chile and Spain.
Phi Beta Kappa has named Raymond Bolton '18 and Zoe Bouras '18 the recipients of this year's Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Scholar Award at Illinois Wesleyan.
Rowland Filbert '19 has been selected for the Mark A. Israel '91 Endowed Summer Research Fund in Economics, which enables an Illinois Wesleyan student to conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member each year.