The Midwest Sociological Society will present its biennial Early Career Scholarship Award to Associate Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke.
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
Lunjun (Simon) Liu '17 presented his research on cosmic dust at a highly selective undergraduate research conference at Harvard University.
Language professor Scott Sheridan recently translated The Guardians of History by Italian author Elisabetta Cametti, his second translation of a novel for AmazonCrossing.
Assistant Professor of Music Joe Plazak, Zach Silver ’18 and Shaun Schaefers ’16 presented research at the national conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $480,000 grant to a team of five researchers including Wesleyan's William Munro, also providing support for the active participation of undergraduate students.
Senior biology majors Rachel Ende and Blake Beehler received Criley Student Research Endowment awards, allowing them to conduct summer research under a faculty mentor.
First interested in black identity as represented by the enslaved African-American man in American novels, Mellon Scholar Anna Lowenthal '16 is exploring the influence of rap artists.
A Mellon Scholar award enabled Lydia Hartlaub '16 to dive deep into her fascination with the literature of Charles Dickens and attend the Dickens Universe in California.
As a Mellon Scholar, Nicholas Berardelli ’16 examined the Western reception of Eastern practices of meditation.
As Mellon Scholars, students grappled with depictions of black masculinity in "gangsta rap," explored Buddhist practice as seen through Western science, and attended the (Charles) Dickens Universe.