Winthrop University: Undergraduate Research - SOURCE

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Undergraduate Research

Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE)

SOURCE is an annual, on-campus 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.


SOURCE 2020 Virtual Conference:

The SOURCE 2020 conference was different than the years prior due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we will always find a way to ensure that our students' work is acknowledged and appreciated. SOURCE 2020 took place as a virtual event on Digital Commons: there you can find 256 projects organized in thematic oral, poster, and performance sessions. For 62 of them, students chose to upload additional files related to their abstracts, including written papers, posters, narrated presentations, and recorded performances. Please check them out!


Next Event Date:

April 2021


Types of Presentations:

SOURCE showcase students' work in the form of oral presentations, poster presentations, 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 provided with a vertically mounted display board or an area of wall space measuring 3 feet high by 4 feet wide. Posters must fit within these dimensions; they should be professional in appearance and clearly readable from a distance of 5 feet. Posters may be printed on single sheets of paper using poster printers (such as the one in Printing Services); alternatively, they may be composed of multiple smaller sheets (often in the style of PowerPoint slides) printed on laser or inkjet printers.


Submitting Your Work:

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 2020 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.


Submission Window:

The submission window for SOURCE is closed.

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.


Archives of Previous SOURCE Events:

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







Last Updated: 5/29/20