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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

Students with posters at Universtiy Research Symposium

Visit the University Research Symposium on Friday, April 12

The Graduate School is excited to invite the community to the  University Research Symposium  on Friday, April 12, in the Brown Ballroom and Circus Room of the Bone Student Center. The symposium is a university-wide showcase of scholarship, research, and creative achievement. The event will include posters at the Bone Student Center and oral presentations at various locations around campus.


Dig in Italy

Inside look at the recipients of the inaugural Advancing Research and Creative Scholarship program awards

The Office of the Provost has launched a $3.2 million program to encourage scholars across Illinois State University to collaborate to solve some of the world’s most complicated problems.

Dr. Katherine Ellison

Deeper meaning:  Ciphers reveal more than hidden messages

Mysteries routinely arrive in Dr. Katherine Ellison’s email inbox. Sometimes they are presented by descendants of long-dead relatives who have come into possession of documents written in a secret language. Other times they come from treasure hunters who believe they have found the key to untold riches.

Student Researcher Accomplishments

Sumaiya Hasan accepts award

Biology student wins Three Minute Thesis competition for research on decoding cancer puzzle

This year’s Three Minute Thesis competition saved the best for last in the view of the judges. The 10th and final presenter, Sumaiya Hasan, stepped onto the stage at the Normal Theater and delivered a 155-second distillation of her master’s research.

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Economics students attend the 2024 Midwest Economics Association annual conference

Illinois State University’s economics students joined hundreds of economists throughout the Midwest and elsewhere in March to attend the 2024 Midwest Economics Association (MEA) Annual Conference in downtown Chicago.

Photo Aleena Mangold

Meet the March 2024 GradBird Scholar:  Aleena Mangold

The Graduate School has selected Aleena Mangold ’21 as the March 2024 GradBird Scholar recipient. GradBird Scholar is an initiative to recognize graduate students for their scholarly endeavors at Illinois State University.

Resources For Faculty

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