Support for the German Undergraduate Research Conference was provided by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service), the Isaac Funk Endowed Professorship, the IWU Student Senate, the IWU German Club, Sodexho Campus Services, IWU Printing Services, and Sharla Brown-Ajayi.
The German Studies Program at Illinois Wesleyan University hosted this undergraduate research conference from 2012-2017. This collection contains programs and presenters' abstracts. The purpose of this German-language conference was "to provide an outlet for students engaging with any area of German Studies to present their research to their peers and to receive feedback in an academic setting." The conference was organized by Professors Sonja Fritzsche and Adam Woodis. In 2015, the organizers stated, "Since this conference is open to all advanced-level undergraduate students at any university in the United States, it will afford those attending an opportunity not only to network with others researching in German Studies, but also to discuss their own academic and study abroad experiences with students from different universities. Presenting at this conference will provide students with valuable experience that will be relevant to any field of work or study being considered after graduation."