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What is SOURCE?


SOURCE 2020 

SOURCE will be an online event this year!

More informaiton is coming soon. 

Abstracts will be accepted between February 24th & April 3rd, 2020


The mission of the Symposium for University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) is to provide a university-wide forum for Central Washington University (CWU) students, encouraging equity, diversity, and inclusivity, representing all disciplines and experience levels, to present their mentored research, scholarship, and creative works in a juried environment that meets professional conference standards and expectations.


Accomplishing this mission will foster best-practice-teaching and mentoring, promote the significance and relevance of research, scholarship and creative works, engage a range of CWU stakeholders in distinguishing aspects of CWU’s educational environment, and enhance the professional skills of students.


SOURCE Meta award/opportunity!

Six studenst will be selected from the list of 2020 science SOURCE winners for the opportunity to present their work at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Division annual meeting. This meeting will be held in Ashland, OR in mid-June, 2020 (visit for more information). Travel, room, and registration costs will be covered by CWU (College of the Sciences, Student Academic Senate, and Career Services). For more information, contact Bob Hickey (Geography, or Eric Graham (Biology,


reSOURCE Award

CWU Libraries and the Friends of the Brooks Library will award up to four SOURCE projects the reSOURCE award for outstanding use of library resources in your project.

This includes books, journals, Archives & Special Collections, databases, library equipment, and even our programs and spaces!  The library faculty and staff themselves are resources in your research journey.  See for all that the CWU Libraries have to offer. To apply, write a brief essay, less than 250 words, on how you used the library and/or its resources in your work and submit the essay with SOURCE abstracts (Feb 24th – Apr 3rd). A library committee will select the winners and each of the four awardees will received $100.






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