Hang "Jade" Phung '17 will spend the summer conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, supported by a stipend from the Mark A. Israel '91 Endowed Summer Research Fund.
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
Food shapes culture, history, politics and economy, according to Wesleyan's Carolyn Nadeau, who explores shifts in Spain's cultural and gastronomic history through the tale of Don Quixote.
An international team of physicists including Illinois Wesleyan's Gabe Spalding and Joseph Richards ’16 has shown waves of light can seem to travel back in time.
Wesleyan's Ram Mohan will help spread awareness of the importance of green chemistry at several workshops in Asia this summer.
Separate research into the economic impact of local attractions by seniors Arica Williams and Tyler Stacey yielded much-cited results -- and helped launch their careers.
Thomas Sobyra '14, studying inorganic chemistry, and Kelly Petersen '10, ecology, have received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.
Kyle Nottingham '16 has been named a Collegiate Scholar by the Illinois Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society, and won a Student Leadership Distinguished Service Award for Intellectual Leadership.
James Plath, R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair of English at Illinois Wesleyan University, has edited the first volume in the new Critical Insights series from Salem Press, Critical Insights Film: Casablanca.
More than 140 students will present research, artwork or musical performances at the 27th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.
A politician that Melissa Guzman '16 interviewed for her research about Latino elected officials later invited her to attend the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference.