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Moravian College
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Each year the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion collaborate with faculty members to provide summer research opportunities for students. Specifically, the Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) and the Intercultural Research Scholar programs are designed to match a student’s research interest with a faculty mentor for ten weeks during the summer. These programs offer stipends, travel allowances, and research expenses to support students and their faculty mentors as they engage in scholarly and creative work.

Teams, Tones, and Tensions in Athletics
SOAR Project: Victoria Alukpe ‘17 and Dr. Debra Wetcher-Hendricks

Youth Involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Struggle (1961-1964)
SOAR Project: Shelby Morgan ‘16 and Dr. Robert Mayer

Multiculturalism and Stereotype in the Twenty-first Century
SOAR Project: Sam Weinberg ‘18 and Professor Christopher Shorr

India’s Black Economy: Origins, Obstacles, and Opportunities
SOAR Project: Vishu Solanki ‘17 and Dr. James West

Food and Foodways in the Lehigh Valley
Intercultural Research Scholar: Velvet Alvarez ‘17 Dr. Sandra Aguilar-Rodriguez