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What is SOURCE?

What are you investigating?

SOURCE is a St. Edward's-specific symposium where undergraduates present their original research and creative work.

Every year St. Edward's University hosts SOURCE to give outstanding student researchers and artists a chance to showcase their most insightful and impressive work. SOURCE is a one-day symposium that combines student presentations in panel sessions and student posters. Members of the St. Edward's community, including faculty, staff, students, and guests will come to see what knowledge and insights students like you are creating.

Presentations and posters span the fields studied at St. Edward's, from Biology to Theater Arts and Psychology to English Writing. If you want a sense of what kinds of projects have ben showcased in past years, feel free to browse programs from past years.

Abstracts DUE February 27, 2015 5pm

New presentation formats at SOURCE!

If you are an undergraduate student, you are invited to showcase your original research or artistic works at SOURCE. This year, we have four choices for presentation formats in order to reflect new modes of presenting scholarly and creative work. When submitting an abstract, choose the format that best communicates your accomplishments.

  • Presentation of a formal paper/ creative endeavor
    Give a 15 minute presentation about your research and/or creative endeavor. Read a formal paper, perform your work, describe the details/motivations/outcomes/implications. You’ll be scheduled in an hour-long session with two other student presenters. There will be a time for audience Q&A at the end of the session.

  • Lightning Talks (New!) 
    Share your work PechaKucha-style. Prepare 20 slides that auto-advance every 20 seconds for a 6 minute talk. Give a broad overview of your project, focus on a key outcome, show your process, or share highly visual work. You’ll be part of a session that includes 8 other student presenters.

  • Related Roundtables (New!)
    Present your work as part of a larger topic discussion. Each presenter will share his/her work around the topic and then split up for roundtable discussions with attendees. You’ll have 5 minutes to talk about your work. Your poster will serve as supporting evidence, and you’ll prepare 3 discussion questions. This year’s topics are Wild Basin, global issues, and intellectual risk-taking.

  • Poster session
    Display your work on a large-format poster (4’ W x 3’ H). Share your design, describe the details, or show your results. Posters will be up throughout SOURCE and you will be assigned a set period where you can to discuss your work with attendees.

Whatever format you undertake for SOURCE, the presentation, composition, artistic endeavor or poster board should be polished for the Symposium and shared in a manner that befits a professional environment.