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What is SOURCE?

Submit your SOURCE presentation - uploads due May 4th at 5pm


Click here for more information on creating your presentation.

Other dates to be aware of:

  • Creative Expression and Research Presentations will be uploaded by May 4th at 5pm (we extended the deadline).
  • The 2021 Program will be posted May 7th.

  • The 2021 CWU SOURCE event will be viewable online the week of May 16th - May 22nd, 2021.
    • College of the Sciences presentations will be highlighted Monday, May 17th. 
    • College of Education and Professional Studies presentations will be highlighted Tuesday, May 18th. 
    • College of Arts and Humanities presentations will be highlighted Wednesday, May 19th.  
    • Douglas Honors College presentations will be highlighted Wednesday, May 19th.  
    • College of Business presentations will be highlighted Thursday, May 20th. 
    • Graduate presentations will be highlighted Thursday, May 20th. 



The SOURCE Committee and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) are partnering with the Student Opportunity Center (SOC) to host SOURCE 2020 and 2021 as an online event. 

SOURCE Mission Statement 

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.

Connect with us thru Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@CWUSource) to learn more about our student researchers and other OUR opportunities. And use #CWUSOURCE2021 when sharing your SOURCE ideas and pictures so others can see what SOURCE is all about. #CWUTogether


SOURCE 2020 Program 



SOURCE supports several awards for student and mentor work. SOURCE 2020 Awards


Student presentation awards

These will be awarded after faculty and community judges provide feedback to presentations during the week of SOURCE.


Faculty mentor awards

Any student may nominate their mentor for the Mentor of the Year award, sponsored by the United Faculty of Central. Students submit a 500-word nomination essay discussing the support and mentorship they received from their faculty mentor. 

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 receive $100.







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