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What to Know Before Submitting

You will need the following information for your SOURCE abstract submission.  It is recommended that you collect the required information from co-authors and your faculty mentor(s) prior to submitting your abstract.

  1. First Author’s name, CWU email address, CWU ID number, academic status (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, faculty/staff), major, and home campus.
  2. The campus where you would like to present.  You can select the Ellensburg campus, Des Moines Center, Lynnwood Center or to present online (only for Center and 100% online students).  Any student, no matter their home campus, are welcome to present in Ellensburg.
  3. Co-Author names, email address, CWU ID numbers (if any), and status (e.g., graduate student, undergraduate student, community member) .  If you are a student author, you do NOT need to add your faculty mentor(s) as co-author(s).  Faculty mentors are added later in the submission process and will be listed in the SOURCE program as your mentor(s).  You should consult with your faculty mentor to determine the co-author(s) on your submission.  There are spaces for the primary author and four co-authors.
  4. Primary faculty mentor’s name, Department (or program), and their email address; this person will be approving the submission if the First Author is a student.  You must use valid CWU email addresses. Incorrect or off-campus faculty mentor email addresses will result in the automatic rejection of your abstract submission.  Faculty and staff authors should list themselves as mentor for the purpose of abstract approval and department affiliation.
  5. Name and department (or program) of additional faculty mentors (if any).  There are spaces for four faculty mentors to be listed.
  6. The title and abstract of your presentation, performance, or creative/constructed object.  Abstracts are limited to 250 words.  Abstracts/artistic statements should be one paragraph; do not use hard returns.  Do not place your abstract in quotation marks, although you may use quotation marks within the body of your abstract.
  7. Three keywords that reflect important or significant concepts or topics in your presentation.  When possible, select keywords that are commonly utilized in your discipline for indexing purposes.
  8. If the presented project or research involves human or animal subjects. All research involving human subjects, including surveys and questionnaires, must have Human Subjects Review Council (HSRC) approval. All research involving animals as subjects must have approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  If you click YES for either human or animal subjects, you will need the appropriate approval number, which will be verified by the appropriate committee. If you click NO and it is later determined that your research requires HSRC or IACUC approval, your abstract will be withdrawn from SOURCE. This applies to students, faculty, and staff.
  9. The format of your presentation. Please contact your mentor if you are unsure of which presentation format to choose.
  10. The most appropriate session category for your presentation. You may request that your presentation be part of a theme-linked session with other presenters doing related research or creative activities. If you wish to have a theme-linked session, you will need to decide ahead of time on a title for your session, and all the presenters must indicate that session title when submitting their separate abstracts. You may also list the preferred order of presentations in the session.
  11. A list of any additional requirements you may have.
  12. Once you have all that information, go to SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

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