Winthrop University: Undergraduate Research - SOURCE

Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE)


What is SOURCE?


SOURCE is an annual event in which Winthrop undergraduates from all disciplines can present or perform their scholarly and creative work. Students' projects may have originated from course assignments or from extracurricular scholarly or creative activities. Work may have been presented or performed in other on- or off-campus venues, or it may be presented/performed for the first time at SOURCE. Both completed and ongoing projects will be showcased. In short, SOURCE welcomes and celebrates all undergraduates' scholarly and creative work. If you or your students have engaged (or will engage) in research and/or creative activity this year, please consider sharing it at SOURCE.  



Event Date: April 16th 2021

Samantha SOURCE 2019




Conference Program (442 KB)

*Lists the session and presenter information

Conference Website

*Use the link above to visit the Conference website. 

Digital Commons Webpage

*View presented projects here

Cultural Event Credit Information

*Earn up to four cultural event credits while attending SOURCE

Conference Help Zoom Room

*Follow this link for help during the conference

Conference Submission Information

*If you are a presenter, use the link above to learn more about preparing your presentations.

Digital Design Portfolios



General Information about SOURCE

    SOURCE showcase students' work in the form of oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, gallery exhibitions and performances. Time slots for oral presentations and performances will be 15 minutes long; presenters and performers should plan to speak or perform for no longer than 12 minutes, allowing at least 3 minutes for audience questions. Each poster presenter will be asked to create an electronic poster or virtual equivalent; they should be professional in appearance and of sufficient resolution that it is readable on a standard computer when zoomed. Each poster presenter will should create a 3-5 minute video of them-self presenting the poster (the presenter does not need to be visible, but a narration is required) and should plan on being available during their assigned 60 minute window to engage conference attendees through a live chat or Zoom session  Students moderating a workshop based on their research will be allotted a 30-minute window and reasonably modular space for their presentation. 

    All students planning to present or perform their scholarly or creative work at SOURCE must submit abstracts or descriptions of the work that will be included in the 2021 Undergraduate Scholarship and Creative Activity compilation (formerly known as the Book of Abstracts). The same online submission form will allow submitters to provide the necessary information to participate in SOURCE.

    The submission window for SOURCE is now closed! Please check your email for updates as we move closer to the date of the conference.

    More information on preparing your submission and a link to the submission site in Digital Commons may be found on our Abstract Books & Compilations page.

    After you have submitted your abstract, you will want to keep an eye on your email. Someone from our office might email you with questions regarding your submission or to ask you and your mentor(s) to revise certain parts of your abstract. Additionally, please use your WU email for convenience during this process.

    Once we have completed the review process on our end, your submission will work its way to our editor who will ensure that it is placed in the Scholarship and Creative Activity Compilation Book. If you have selected to present at SOURCE, you'll want to keep checking your email for information regarding the event.

    Above you will notice that we have a different webpage for the current SOURCE conference. We have listed it here as well. Click this link to learn more about the current years conference.

    If you are hoping to win an award, you must adhere to these rubrics:

    Oral Presentation Rubric (pdf - 654k)

    Poster Presentation Rubric (pdf - 651k)


Archives of Previous SOURCE Events:

View the complete programs for previous SOURCE events in Digital Commons:








Last Updated: 6/8/21