New York, N.Y. (April 28, 2012) – 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.