Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS)
SOARS 2019 will be held on Friday, April 12.
What is SOARS?
The Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) is a university-wide conference that allows undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff to present their research or creative projects. SOARS is a welcoming environment for undergraduates to begin practicing their presentation skills in front of their fellow peers and faculty. SOARS is interdisciplinary, so all students from all colleges are welcome to present. SOARS consists of poster presentations for undergraduate and graduate students (55 minutes in length).
All university members and community members are welcome to attend SOARS. If you are presenting or are a faculty, staff, or administrator of UNF, then we welcome you to join us for lunch. For those not presenting, there will be refreshments in the lobby. If you are planning to attend but not present, you do not have to register.
SOARS 2018 program
Information for Presenters
When to arrive: If you are presenting in Poster Session I, then you should plan to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to check in. If you are presenting in Poster Session II and are not attending Poster Session I, then you should arrive by 10:45 a.m. to check in. All other presenters should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your presentation. You will be able to check your poster in at the registration table; this will prevent you from having to carry around your poster while not presenting.
Presentation information: If you are presenting a poster, then you should have your 36" x 48" poster with you when arriving at SOARS. The hard back poster board will be provided along with push pins and binder clips to hold your poster in place. You should hang your poster up on the table that matches your presentation number in the SOARS program. Your presentation will be 55 minutes long and you should stay by your poster for the entire 55 minutes. Presentation moderators will let you know when there are 5 minutes remaining in your session and when your time is up.
Poster printing: If you are printing your poster through the Office of Undergraduate Research, we request that you submit your poster to us no later than Friday, April 6th. The cost for poster printing is $.54 per linear inch on the longest side (e.g., 48" x $.54 = $25.92 + tax). Alternatively, you may print through CIRT (through your faculty member) or the UPS store.
Mentor of the Year Award
The Mentor of the Year Award is awarded to one faculty member each year during SOARS. This award was created to recognize faculty members who have gone above and beyond to support, encourage, and teach their undergraduate researchers. The recipient of this award should embody every idea of what a good researcher and teacher should be.
If you are nominated for Mentor of the Year, then you will receive an email notifying you of the nomination. In the email, there will be a request for a three page vitae showcasing your mentoring experience and a one page essay about what makes you Mentor of the Year.
Nominations for Mentor of the Year are currently closed.
Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award
The Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award will be awarded to one undergraduate student each year during SOARS. This award will recognize one outstanding undergraduate researcher for their dedication, hard work, enthusiasm, and love of research. This award should be given to an undergraduate student that sets an example for other researchers.
If you are nominated for Undergraduate Researcher of the Year, then you will receive an email notifying you of the nomination. In the email, there will be a request for a 3 page vitae showcasing your research experience and a one page essay about what makes you Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.
Nominations for Undergraduate Researcher of the Year are currently closed.