Scientific Research Society


Expand your knowledge as a scientist and researcher through the Scientific Research Society (SRS). 

We want to get freshmen and sophomore students interested in research at Liberty and educated about what opportunities are available to them, both at Liberty and elsewhere. We will accomplish this by presenting ongoing research at monthly meetings, providing key information about obtaining research positions at Liberty, reviewing current scientific literature, and informing our students about summer internships and paid research positions outside of Liberty.

For those students interested in working on a project, we aim to prepare current and prospective Liberty student researchers to excel in professional and academic research environments at Liberty and beyond. We will accomplish this by teaching skills necessary for student researcher development, encouraging younger students to learn from those already participating in research projects, and exposing students to a broad spectrum of research topics by providing information on how these areas of study are approached.

Finally, we want to provide established student researchers opportunities to use their skills and gifts by participating in leadership and resumé-building experiences. To do this, we will maintain a student-run mentorship program as well as several committees that work alongside the SRS officers to contribute to the Society.

SRS Committees

Mentorship and Future Development Committee

This committee will develop and implement the SRS mentorship program, which exists to foster meaningful shadowing and mentorship experiences for students inexperienced in research by connecting them with established student researchers. Additionally, this committee will inform students about the process and timeline for applying to grad school, internships, or other research opportunities.

Requirements for committee membership: Junior status, at least one completed semester of research, willingness to be a research mentor. 

Chairs: Joshua Synder and Caroline Roberts

Journal Club and Research Promotion Committee

This committee will organize and facilitate a monthly journal club to provide interested students the opportunity to engage with and critique primary scientific literature while being aided by established student researchers in developing these skills. Additionally, it will promote participation and attendance of undergraduate research events at Liberty and elsewhere. This committee is also responsible for scheduling compelling speakers for club meetings.

Requirements for committee membership: At least one completed semester of research experience, willingness to be a research mentor. 

Chair: Ruth Nair

Social Event Planning Committee

This committee will organize and facilitate two to three social events for club members per semester in order to foster an environment of community while simultaneously providing students an opportunity for some fun! Additionally, this committee will be responsible for organizing the end-of-semester party.

Requirements for membership: None

Chair: Taylor Lonjin

Meeting Updates

To receive Society updates, please contact Hannah Philips to be added to our email list.  

We encourage all our members to attend the Biomedical Frontiers Seminar Series held at the Center for Medical and Health Sciences. This series is hosted by the LUCOM-Center for Research at the medical campus on the third-Thursday every month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Membership Application

To submit an application to be a member, please click the following link and fill out the form:


Stefany Orellana

Hannah Philips

Vice President
Nicolas Lehning

Blaine Hamilton

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Michael Price

Research Faculty