Student Organization for the Advancement of Research
What is SOAR?
A new student organization comprised of undergraduate students who are committed to developing and sustaining an active and successful undergraduate research environment at MTSU.
To enhance student’s research capacity through increased awareness, collaboration and skill building.
- SOAR will enhance a student’s research capacity through increased awareness, collaboration and skill building by offering workshops and trainings to fulfill the needs of undergraduate researchers.
- SOAR will assist students in the preparation of poster presentations and development of abstracts to increase conference presence on a national level, encourage students to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and facilitate travel preparations.
- SOAR will provide peer mentoring to students new to undergraduate research.
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Members of SOAR (Student Organization for the Advancement of Research) hosted their first business meeting of the semester in the Student Union on August 27th. Dr. David Butler, Vice Provost for Research, and Dr. Greg Rushton, co-Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, joined the members for lunch and a conversation surrounding the importance of undergraduate research and creative activity.