Student Organization for the Advancement of Research

SOAR Members

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.

SOAR's Mission

To enhance student’s research capacity through increased awareness, collaboration and skill building.

Why Join?  

  • 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.

SOAR Members 2021-2022

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SOAR News and Upcoming Events


SOAR Members Luncheon and Business Meeting - January 25th at 12:00pm ; STU 210 

SOAR Ambassadors Meeting - TBD


Past Events 


Snacks and Abstracts - October 14, 2022 from 11:00-12:00pm ; LIB 264A

SOAR Ambassadors Meeting - September 27th, 2022 from 11:00am-12:00am ; ING G012 

SOAR Ambassadors Meeting - August 18th, 2022 from 12:00-1:00 ; ING G012 

SOAR Luncheon and Business Meeting - August 29th, 2022 from 11:30-12:30pm ; MT Center 

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.




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