Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)


The Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) is a day-long event that allows students to present their research projects, scholarly work, or creative activities in a poster format or as oral presentations. SOURCE is held in conjunction with the Graduate Academic Symposium. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to become involved in research and creative endeavors and present their work at SOURCE.

SOURCE 2024 will take place in person on Thursday, April 25, 2024.  Several special events are planned as part of the day’s program. No classes are held on this day so join us! Sessions will take place in the Harre Union and the VUCA. Here is the schedule for the day:

9:00 – 10:00 am Current & Retired Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour – Bell & Beacon, First floor of Harre Union

10:30 am Opening Remarks – Harre Union Ballrooms

11:00 am-12:30 pm Morning Oral and Poster Presentations – Harre Union and VUCA

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Break

1:30- 3:00 pm Afternoon Oral and Poster Presentations – Harre Union

3:30 pm Awards Ceremony – Harre Union Ballrooms


One of the joys of completing a research project or creative endeavor is sharing the results with others. In 2023, SOURCE brought together over 175 students and 45 faculty sponsors from across campus to share their research experiences with the campus community. Students who have worked on class projects, senior projects, and theses, or independent scholarship are encouraged to participate.


All faculty-sponsored projects will be accepted for presentation at SOURCE. Students and faculty should read the Oral Presentation Guidelines regarding the development of their presentations. Faculty sponsors guide and support their students, both in conducting the original research and sharing that research in the appropriate format.

To participate, an abstract of the proposed presentation must be submitted via the abstract submission form. Please follow the abstract submission guidelines included on the form. The submission deadline is Friday, March 29, 2024.