The Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

SOURCE 2024 Schedule and Highlights

What is SOURCE?

SOURCE, short for Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression, strives to provide a university-wide opportunity for Central students to present their mentored research, scholarship, and creative works. SOURCE strives to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that applauds and values demonstrations of all disciplines and experience levels. SOURCE simulates the professional environment in which you may find yourself presenting within your discipline later in your career. 

Online oral presentation file uploading

  • The online oral presentation file uploading will start soon and end at 5 p.m. on May 13. 
  • You can come to SURC to upload your PowerPoint presentation file on May 9 (4 - 7 p.m.) or May 13 (1 - 4 p.m.).

Online SOURCE 2025 promotional poster vote

  • The voting form will open on May 15 and close at 8 p.m. on May 16.

Fashion Show and Welcome Lunch for All Students!

  • Enjoy the Fashion Show at 11:30 at the SURC Pit.  Then, please join the SOURCE Welcome Lunch at 12:30 in the SURC Ballroom.  No registration is required.  Free for all students! 

SOURCE Presentation Rehearsal

  • The walk-in presentation rehearsal is from 3 to 5 p.m. on May 10 in Samuelson 253. No registration is required—First come, first served.  Just walk in!  

Get Involved! (Thank you!)

  • We have many volunteer judges. Thank you so much!
  • We have many student volunteers. Thank you so much!
  • The SOURCE abstract submission has been closed.  Thank you so much for your submissions!

SOURCE 2024 Calendar

April 14: Online SOURCE abstract submission due

May 3 - 8: Online recorded presentation PowerPoint file uploading.

May 9: Assistance Uploading your Oral Presentation PowerPoint (SURC Corridor: 4-7 p.m.).  Also, you can upload it online (Until 5 pm on May 13).

May 13: Assistance Uploading your Oral Presentation PowerPoint (SURC Corridor: 1-4 p.m.).  Online uploading of your oral presentations ends at 5 pm.

May 15 & 16: SOURCE (May 15 for oral presentations at SURC.  May 16 for poster presentations at the library)

May 17: Invitations to the SOURCE Award Ceremony for presenters who receive SOURCE-related awards.

May 21: The SOURCE Award Ceremony in SURC.


Why Present?

SOURCE provides opportunities for students to

  • pursue your interests
  • learn something new
  • engage with individuals and information from your field
  • hone your problem-solving skills
  • challenge yourself in new ways
  • gain experience in your field
  • work with mentors who are highly skilled in your field
  • create a product that is representative of your interests, studies, and knowledge


SOURCE Highlights

SOURCE has been an annual symposium at CWU since 1995. Over the past (nearly) 30 years, SOURCE has seen amazing successes. To learn more about past SOURCE proceedings, you can visit SOURCE archives or explore our SOURCE Hall of Fame! 




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