The Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) is an annual student symposium intended to recognize accomplishments in research and creative expression. As a forum for cross-disciplinary sharing and discussion of original work, SOURCE provides opportunities for faculty-student engagement outside the structured classroom setting and for students to share their work--creative and academic--with peers, faculty, university administration, and guests.
The all-day event includes several oral presentation sessions with various time formats and a poster session that includes lunch. To be considered for the event, students must have a sponsoring faculty member, write and submit an abstract (250 words), and choose the most appropriate format (oral presentation or poster session).
This unique event provides students with an academic conference opportunity as well as the potential to publish their work in an academic journal, J-SOURCE.
To have your work considered for SOURCE, you will need
- An abstract: Instructions for writing abstracts are available here.
- A faculty mentor to approve your application: Just add your faculty member's name and SOURCE will contact her or him for approval.
- A plan for how you'd like to present your work: poster or oral presentation.
Just click the SUBMIT button below. This will take you to the 2020 SOURCE Abstract Submission form. You will (1) enter your abstract, (2) provide the name of your mentor, and (3) choose your presentation style preference.
Note: Group projects should only be submitted once and by a single group member. Please indicate in your abstract that you are submitting on behalf of a group.
Do you have an academic or creative project that you're proud of and would like to share with the university at SOURCE? Here's how to submit your work for consideration.
The link below will take you to a form that will ask you to add a description of your work (ABSTRACT), the name of your faculty mentor, and what kind of presentation you'd like to do (Oral or Poster).
Additional resources for research, writing, and editing:
- Need help with research? The Munday Library offers walk-in research assistance.
- Need help with writing and editing? Make an appointment with the Writing Center.
- Sorin is SEU's new research tool that simplifies searching, saving, and citing your sources.
Do you have students who've done notably strong work in your academic or creative courses? Encourage them to submit 250 word abstracts describing their projects. All you have to do is agree to act as a student's sponsoring mentor. Students will put your name on their submission form and you'll receive a convenient email confirmation. You may also choose to help your student:
- Write an abstract
- Choose an appropriate format (oral presentation/poster presentation)
- Craft the presentation if the submission is accepted
Being a SOURCE mentor is a meaningful way to serve the university, your students, and your discipline. We also encourage you to invite all of your students to participate. Oral presentations and the poster session are open to the SEU community. Even if they aren't presenting at the event, attending allows students to experience the making and sharing of knowledge and creative expression in action. The SOURCE committee will officially recognize all faculty mentors at the event and afterward with letters and certificates of appreciation.