Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS)
As a part of UNF Research Week, the Office of Undergraduate Research is proud to host the
Showcase of Osprey Advancements in
Research and Scholarship
On Friday April 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
in the UNF Student Union West on the 3rd floor
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.
The deadline to submit abstracts for SOARS has been extended to Friday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m.
Submit your abstract
SOARS 2018 Schedule
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Registration and Check-In
10:00 - 10:55 a.m.: Posters Session I
11:00 - 11:55 a.m.: Poster Session II
12:00 - 12:55 p.m.: Interdisciplinary Hour, International Studies, Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI)
1:00 - 1:55 p.m.: STARS faculty presentations
1:00 - 2:55 p.m.: Basic Research in Neuroscience and Cancer (BRINC) oral presentations
2:00 - 2:55 p.m: Graduate Student Research Symposium (GSRS)
3:00 - 3:55 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
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.
Nominate your faculty member
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.
Nominate your undergraduate