The first SOAR event was held in April 2012. What began as a grassroots effort among faculty has turned into a month-long, campus-wide event celebrating undergraduate research, writing, and art presented by students across all majors.

2019 Program

This year’s SOAR program series will host three distinguished speakers from the sciences and humanities, music concerts, and five interdisciplinary events: Mind Over Major conference with the Outstanding Student Research Symposium, the Science Poster Session, and the Social Sciences Poster Session.

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    • Mission

      Fostering excellence in undergraduate scholarship, creative work, and research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

      • provides an opportunity for recognizing excellent student works
      • encourages and cultivates faculty-student interactions and collaborations
      • creates an institutional support structure for undergraduate scholarship
      • develops academic and professional skills necessary for students' future careers and graduate study
      • enhances dialogue across disciplines
      • creates and sustains a culture of integrity, inquiry, and initiative
      • highlights effective undergraduate research models
      • benefits a broad spectrum of undergraduate
    • Participating Departments
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Computer Science
      • English
      • Fine Arts
      • Modern Languages
      • Physics
      • Politics
      • Psychology
      • Sociology