Illinois Wesleyan first-year students who participate in SEA-PHAGES exemplify the program's ability to ready students for successful careers in the sciences.
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
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.
This summer, Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry Ram Mohan will travel to India and Hong Kong to deliver a series of post-graduate workshops on advanced concepts in organic synthesis.
Illinois Wesleyan students across all years and majors will have the opportunity to share their individual projects at the 28th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 21.
Five students have been selected to receive 2018 Eckley fellowships, supporting an opportunity to work on campus over the summer as scholars and artists under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
Four Illinois Wesleyan University students were among 10 undergraduate presenters at the sixth annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop hosted by Illinois Wesleyan.