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SOURCE Research Conference Starts This Week at CWU

Once a year, Central Washington University comes together for SOURCE, a celebration of the scholarship, research, and creative endeavors developed and presented by CWU students. This year's SOURCE conference will be taking place all next week, and there are many ways to participate. The hybrid event will be accessible in-person and via Zoom.

Starting Monday, May 16, those interested can view pre-recorded presentations online. The virtual presentation schedule is searchable by topic and by presenter, and supportive feedback is encouraged through the commenting system.

On Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, the CWU community can view live presentations, either in-person or virtually. This year, SOURCE is bringing back some favorite events from past years, such as a dance performance and Manastash student club reading on Wednesday, and a Supreme Court mock panel and brass ensemble concert on Thursday. Additionally, SOURCE will feature presentations from Ellensburg High School and elementary school students who have been working with CWU representatives.

The in-person presentations will be held in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom and Theater. Virtual viewing is possible by clicking the presentation Zoom link attached to the online schedule. Attendees are encouraged to leave supportive comments for the presenters after watching the presentations. Students interested in volunteering for these in-person presentations can contact for more information.

The community is also encouraged to attend the June 2nd SOURCE Award Ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. recognizing the top student presenters. You can view the live presentation of awards, either in-person in the SURC Ballroom or via Zoom. 

To learn more about SOURCE or undergraduate research at Central, visit the Office of Undergraduate Student Research. Search @CWUSource on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about student researchers and other undergraduate research opportunities. 

Media contact: Rune Torgersen, Department of Public Affairs,, 509-963-1264