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Dr. Mahua Biswas working on the Scanning Electron Microscope.

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Research by students, faculty, and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences advances knowledge and contributes to our global society. CAS members are deeply engaged in a wide variety of research and creative projects. Find out what we are doing and how you can get involved!

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Research in Focus


Mapping to go a different direction: ISU geographer plots to plan a brighter future

Geography Professor John Kostelnick has used his expertise in GIS mapping to examine a range of issues, from the spread of religion in a U.S. region during the 1800s to the modern-day question of how expanding broadband service could improve crop production.


Psychology professor explores how we remember, how we forget, and how we forget to remember

Dr. Dawn M. McBride, professor of psychology, has been teaching and researching human memory for decades. Her interests include false memory, prospective memory, task order decisions, and facial recognition.


Dr. John McHale wins the Santa Barbara International Diversity Film Script Award

Illinois State University School of Communication Professor John McHale and co-author Xavier Jackson have won the 2023 Santa Barbara International Diversity Film Script Award for their script Nurses Versus the Virus, a dramatic feature film about a Black male nurse on the front lines during the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student Researcher Accomplishments

GradBird Scholar Esther Oshaji

Meet the October 2023 GradBird Scholar: Esther Oshaji

The Graduate School has selected Esther Oshaji as its October GradBird Scholar recipient.

Students receive recognition at 26th annual WGSS Student Research Symposium

Four WGGS students received awards for their involvement in the program at the 26th annual Student Research Symposium

26th Annual WGSS Symposium award winners: Paula G. Taylor (Dorothy E. Lee Scholarship), Nadia Smith (Luellen Laurenti Scholarship), Brooke Lindell (Student Achievement Scholarship), and Megan Mahoney (Anne M. Semlak Memorial Scholarship).
Amélie Mwilambwe, center, has been getting an early start on research in Dr. Ben Sadd's lab. Sadd, right, and Dr. Logan Sauers, left, have been mentoring her through a project for which she received grant support.

Nurturing the next generation: Redbirds get early start in research with grant support

Students Amélie Mwilambwe and Lydia Gomez have started researching early in their Redbird careers through the support of an Office of Student Research grant program.