RESS Pizza Party

Program Events

U-SOAR events include professional development and opportunities to practice your elevator speech, interdisciplinary exchanges, and research presentations.

Check with the program coordinator about in-person and hybrid options to participate in the U-SOAR program. Competitive stipends are available for both levels of participation! All U-SOAR participants are required to attend the introductory session and the final research symposium in-person. Participants should plan to attend all workshops, and workshops will be recorded where available to facilitate engagement with hybrid participants. 

Welcome and Introductions (required)

Meet the other U-SOAR researchers and introduce yourself. Review the program requirements, expectations, resources, and upcoming workshops to help you make the most of this experience. We'll also tour the Library Commons and meet with Marketing and Communications staff for professional headshots of all participants.

Workshop Offerings

Participate in a range of weekly professional development workshops, panel discussions, and research updates. Use these opportunities to hone your research, writing, and presentation skills. Workshops include, but are not limited to, introduction to literacy resources, steps for crafting effective résumés, data collection and analysis, and advice for creating powerful professional poster presentations. 

Final Research Symposium (required)

Participation is required in the final research symposium. This special event gives you a chance to present your summer research project in a professional environment and discuss all aspects of your summer endeavors with faculty and fellow students. Build your academic credentials when you share the strides you made in research and listen to what other types of exciting research have been done this summer.  Celebrate your hard work and recognize your professional growth through this opportunity.