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Apr 23 2012

Students Present Research, Creative Works at SOURCE

NYIT student research -- on topics ranging from robotics to art as adventure to cognitive behavior therapy -- and creative work were on display at the 2012 Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on April 20. The event, held at NYIT's Manhattan campus and sponsored by NYIT's College of Arts and Sciences, featured 88 research abstracts by more than 205 undergraduate and graduate students, who represented all of NYIT's campuses and schools. During the day, 48 groups presented their research during 15-minute breakout sessions, while 50 research posters and works of art were displayed at the Manhattan campus' New Technologies Building. 

"SOURCE is critical to NYIT's interdisciplinary focus," said Roger Yu, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "Students from a vast array of programs come together to learn from others, share their perspectives, and gain real-world experience in presenting their academic work." For a list of all student participants and their work, download the SOURCE program (pdf).

Faculty and student attendees also enjoyed a keynote presentation by Sydney Perkowitz, Emory University professor emeritus of physics, who spoke on the topic "Science and Art: Closer Than You Think." At the conclusion of the program, each student received a certificate of recognition from Rahmat A. Shoureshi, NYIT provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

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