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SOAR

Past Proposals

Strong Sample Proposals

Biology

Kinematics of Prey Handling in Arboreal Snakes
Students:
 Emma Adam & Tevo’n Campbell (2-student project)
Mentor: Frances Irish, Biological Sciences

Effects of Increased Temperature and Ocean Acidification on Juvenile Lobsters
Student:
 Kathleen Mayer
Mentor: Joshua Lord, Biological Sciences

Chemistry

DNA Binding Rates and Cytotoxicity of Rhodium Compounds
Student:
 Miles Lizak
Mentor: Shari Dunham, Chemistry & Dr. Anastasia Thevenin, Biological Sciences

Education

Responsive Shared Book Reading and Early Literacy Skills in Four-Year Olds: A Summer Reading Experience
Student:
 Gabriella Nasta
Mentor: Jean DesJardin, Education

English

Toward Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation of the Teaching of Writing in Local High Schools
Student:
 Gabrielle Stanley
Mentor: Crystal Fodrey, English

Mathematics

Diameter Restricted Polyominoes and Optimal Network Reliability
Student:
 Rey Anaya & Alvaro Belmonte
Mentor: Nathan Shank, Mathematics and Computer Science

Music

Australian Aboriginal Music: Exploring the Influence of Australian Politics, Biology, Environment and History on Aboriginal Music and Storytelling
Student:
 Lauren Steinert
Mentor: Hilde Binford, Music & Ms. Suzanne Kompass, Music

Psychology

Evaluating How Nature Experiences Help Us Thrive
Students:
 Adrianna Mantz & Noah Reiss (2-student project)
Mentor: Dietlinde Heilmayr, Psychology 

Accepted SOAR Proposals by Year

Please note that not all budgets were approved.