Student Research & Support

UIS enhances students’ educational experience and encourages their success and professional development by providing some support for student research. Funding is typically intended to help offset expenses such as research supplies and travel to present research projects or papers at professional conferences. A good first step is to talk to your advisor or faculty mentor. Also, UIS supports student’s academic success through various initiatives such as the Learning Assistant Program.




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Students can join The Research Society at UIS Connection.

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Share your research or creative activities by completing the Student Research Highlights form.

Student Focus

Recent Student Research fund recipients:

Hannah Nordby (PSY ’19) “Shooter Race and Socioeconomic Variables in School Shooting Occurrence”

For my presentation titled, “Shooter Race and Socioeconomic Variables in School Shooting Occurrence,” I traveled to Chicago for the Midwestern Psychological Association 2019 Meeting. There I was able to present my poster and findings to fellow psychology students, psychology professors, and others who attended the conference. The money from this USR fund allowed me to complete my stated goal of presenting at the MPA conference and attending other presentations to better understand some of the current research within the field of psychology. Additionally, I presented this project at STARS in order to share it with the campus community and presented at the Illinois State Capitol for the Illinois Innovation Network Undergraduate Research Day.

Hannah Nordby (PSY '19) presents her poster
Hannah Nordby at the Illinois State Capitol


Read more stories of UIS student research on the News & Updates webpage.