Celebrate Scholarship: Student Research Conferences

On November 16, 2010 the U.S. House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011 as “Undergraduate Research Week”. Since that time, each year CUR has designated a week in April as “Undergraduate Research Week”. While we celebrate, take a look at some of the research venues in which Titans share their work.


Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop

The Center for Human Rights and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan sponsored its fourth annual Human Right Undergraduate Research Workshop on Feb. 26-27, 2016. The theme for the workshop was Inequality and Inequity – emphasizing on the economic, social, and political aspects of those issues. Undergraduate students from liberal arts institutions across the country came together for two days, presenting their independent research that relates to this year’s theme. It is a workshop setting, so the presentations were informal and there was room for dialogue among participants. Not only students, but also faculty mentors are invited to attend. During just two days, there is beneficial interaction and considerable bonding between students from different institutions.

src-logo-2016John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

The John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference was established as an annual event in 1990. Held in April each year, the conference provides an opportunity for students who are pursuing individual research projects to present those projects in a public forum. Research projects pursued by students at any level – freshman through senior – and in any academic program throughout the university, are eligible to participate. Research can be presented either in a poster session format, or in a (15-min) oral presentation.

The conference typically attracts more than 100 undergraduates, who showcase research projects from a variety of University departments and programs, including: psychology, economics, political science, biology, mathematics, chemistry, English, theatre, and history.

ae4b1f12e7e8319222b35360f0da9a26German Undergraduate Research Conference

The German Program at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) in Bloomington, IL hosted its fourth undergraduate research conference on April 11-12, 2015. The purpose of this German-language conference is to provide an outlet for students engaging with any area of German Studies to present their research to their peers and to receive feedback in an academic setting. Since this conference is open to all advanced-level undergraduate students at any university in the United States, it will afford those attending an opportunity not only to network with others researching in German Studies, but also to discuss their own academic and study abroad experiences with students from different universities. Presenting at this conference will provide students with valuable experience that will be relevant to any field of work or study being considered after graduation. This year’s conference is organized by Professors Sonja Fritzsche and Adam Woodis, IWU. For more information, please visit the conference website.

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