Wesleyan's James Plath has compiled a collection of John Updike interviews into a new book that helps explain the author's bond with Pennsylvania, the setting of much of his early fiction.
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
Five Illinois Wesleyan students who were selected as Eckley Scholars are tackling issues ranging from stroke rehabilitation to public education to sexual violence on college campuses.
Two IWU physics students are gaining valuable experience this summer as recipients of nationally competitive National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates internships.
Rachel Aron '16 and Kaitlyn O'Brien'19 will receive scholarships to carry out Hispanic Studies research off campus.
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.
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.