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Wilke Information For Students

Are you interested in a short term undergraduate research opportunity? If so, the Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship may be a great fit for you! As a Wilke Scholar you will:

  • Enjoy invitations to special academic guest lectures and programs.
  • Interact with a community of dedicated scholars like yourself.
  • Participate in multiple conferences to discuss your research work.
  • Have the opportunity to enroll in a course series to further enrich your research experience.
  • Receive a $500 scholarship for each semester of participation. Students must enroll in SCLA 49105 to receive their scholarship monies

History of the Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship

The Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship (Wilke) program is designed to involve Purdue College of Liberal Arts undergraduates in the interdisciplinary and exciting research environment of the College of Liberal Arts.

Past Margo Katherine Wilke Undergraduate Research Internship Projects

Research projects are available throughout the College of Liberal Arts, in all departments, on a wide variety of topics. Students are encouraged to commit to their Wilke project a minimum of two semesters.

  • Mapping Religions in East Asia and Asian America
  • Code-switching: Grammaticality Judgments and Experience
  • Big Tech Global Governance
  • German Philosophy
  • Vehicle repossession interviews 
  • First Generation Academics and Hustling Culture
  • Philosophy and Professionalization Project
  • Exploration and Storytelling of Frog Gigging and Eating Communities in Indiana
  • Making Humans New: Eugenics and Transhumanism in Modernist Culture

Who can apply?

Current students with a major or minor in the College of Liberal Arts. Students may apply beginning their fall semester of their first year!

How do I find current projects?

Projects currently accepting applicants can be found by logging into the OURConnect site with your career account information :

I have additional questions, who do I contact?