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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!

Research in Focus


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Chang, Solanki, and Stein named 2024 Researchers to Know  

The  Illinois Science and Technology Coalition  (ISTC) has named three Illinois State University professors as Researchers to Know. Dr. Isaac Chang, Dr. Pranshoo Solanki, and Dr. Wolfgang Stein were selected for demonstrating excellence in their field.


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New Stevenson Center director announced

The Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development is pleased to announce its new director, Dr. John Kostelnick, effective July 1. Kostelnick has been with the Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment at Illinois State for 17 years and served as acting chair of the department during one of the most challenging times of recent memory, from 2020-21.

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Dr. Duriel E. Harris received the Stephen E. Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry

Dr. Duriel E. Harris received the Stephen E. Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry from the African American Literature and Culture Society in May during the American Literature Association’s 34th Annual Conference.

Student Researcher Accomplishments

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Two Illinois State University students win 2024 Goldwater Scholarships

 The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation provides opportunities for outstanding U.S. students with excellent academic records and demonstrated potential for research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

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Leading in culturally and liguistically responsive care in speechlanguage pathology

Shining a spotlight on three exceptional students who undertook independent studies focused on cultivating culturally and linguistically responsive care within the field of speech-language pathology. 

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Summer 2024 FIREBird and BirdFEEDER Grant winners announced

The  Office of Student Research  (OSR) at Illinois State University announces the winners of the Summer 2024 FIREBird and BirdFEEDER research grants.  These small grants provide funding to support student research, scholarly inquiry, and innovation at Illinois State. 

Resources For Faculty

Faculty and Staff in the CAS can access important resources by visiting the CAS Faculty/Staff Intranet