For EIU students and faculty alike, the work doesn't always end when the final words of a classroom lecture are spoken and the exam grades are handed out. Research opportunities can be, and often are, a major part of the Eastern experience.
Our educators are involved in a great deal of research and creative activity — both independently and in conjunction with the efforts of their students. These endeavors have proven to not only improve the reputation of the faculty and university, but also to ensure the highest quality of education for their students.
For our students, the educational experience is greatly enhanced by these chances to collaborate with talented faculty members. It isn't just grad students doing this research, either; EIU has enjoyed great representation at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, where undergrads are selected to present their research to an audience from across the nation.