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04/12/2018

Fourth Annual Student Undergraduate Research Showcase Promises to Be the Largest Ever

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  Set for Friday, April 20, this year’s SOURCE will feature more than 250 students and projects, representing at least 30 departments and programs from all five colleges.
 SOURCE celebrates and encourages all facets of undergraduate research, which is considered a “high-impact practice” as identified by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Fourth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) at Winthrop University promises to be the largest and most robust one yet. Just take a look at some of the abstract titles:

*Women’s Empowerment Through Microfinancing;
*The Influence of Daily Leisure Activities on Stress and Work-Family Balance;
*The Effect of the Peruvian Plant Extract, Croton lechleri (Dragon’s Blood), on PC3 Prostate Tumor Cell Apoptosis;
*The Continuing International Relations and Foreign Policy Implications From the Spanish American War;
*Food and Consumption in Francophone Literature.


Set for Friday, April 20, this year’s SOURCE will feature more than 250 students and projects, representing at least 30 academic departments and programs from all five colleges, said Robin Lammi, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Presentations span the natural, physical and social sciences, the arts and humanities, business and education. There will also be live performances in DIGs and on the Barnes Recital Hall stage. The Winthrop Galleries’ Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is also highlighted at SOURCE, with 33 student pieces selected for inclusion by an external juror.

Lammi attributes the significant expansion of SOURCE to the positive reputation undergraduate research has developed in the campus community as well as the continued encouragement of faculty and staff, who serve as mentors for students’ projects.

“These mentors are telling students, ‘Your research is important, and you’re doing good work here; your fellow students and campus community want to hear it,’” she said. “The students across campus do such impressive work. It’s so exciting to see all of that in one place. Look at what we, as a Winthrop community, have helped these students to accomplish. Just think of what we’ve prepared them to do after graduation.”

SOURCE celebrates and encourages all facets of undergraduate research, which is considered a “high-impact practice” as identified by the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

Support students and learn more about a variety of topics at SOURCE. The schedule is as follows:

Noon-2:15 p.m.
Poster Session I, Gallery Viewing and Reception, Rutledge Building

12:45-2 p.m.
Oral Presentations and Performances Session I, DiGiorgio Campus Center, West Center and Barnes Recital Hall

2:15-4:15 p.m.
Poster Session II and Refreshments, Richardson Ballroom

2:45-4:15 p.m.
Oral Presentations and Performances Session II, DiGiorgio Campus Center, West Center and Barnes Recital Hall

4:30-5 p.m.
Awards Celebration Honoring Students and Mentors, Richardson Ballroom

You can preview the projects by viewing the program on the Digital Commons.

For more information, contact Robin Lammi at 803/323-4946 or email at lammir@winthrop.edu. You can also visit the Undergraduate Research website.

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