Research Opportunities

None scheduled for the 2020 Fall Semester

Midwest Economics Association 2021 Annual Meeting

Date: March 22-28, 2021

Location: Virtual Meeting

Deadline: October 24 (individual submission), November 15 (organized sessions)



Eastern Economic Association, 47th Annual Conference

Date: February 25-28, 2021

Location: New York, NY (with online virtual option)

Deadline: November 1 (individual submission), November 15 (organized sessions)



Western Economic Association, 96th Annual Conference

Date: June 27 – July 1, 2021

Location: Honolulu, HI

Deadline: December 15 (individual submission), February 1 (organized sessions)



University Research Symposium

The University Research Symposium offers an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and scholarship to a large audience in a professional setting. It is held each spring in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center and all currently enrolled ISU students who engage in research under the direction of a faculty mentor are eligible to register. For more information on the Research Symposium visit the link above. Support for printing of the poster is offered through completing the ISU Symposium Assistance grant form.

Date: Friday, March 3, 2021

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges master's and Ph.D. students to describe their research topic and its significance in just 3 minutes to a general audience. All current economics master’s students are eligible, and must submit and advisor consent form. Before submitting an official application for the competition consult with the graduate program director and your direct research supervisor. For more information on the competition follow the link above.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 578 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebrations at many colleges and universities. For more information on ODE visit their website.

To become a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society, you must apply for membership through the chapter at your school. Graduate students in Economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must have completed one semester of full-time work, with attainment of a “B” or better average. Please email Dr. Nikolaou for more information.