New York Institute of Technology faculty shared their research findings and expertise the week of February 17 on The Academic Minute, a segment that airs daily on Northeast Public Radio and appears in Inside Higher Ed. The institution joins other esteemed colleges and universities in the series, where faculty members share research findings that contribute to the public good.
New York Tech Week featured five faculty members speaking on a variety of topics including nanotechnology for early HIV detection, urban infrastructure design, neuroscience and human behavior, occupational therapies for autism spectrum disorder, and the social media warnings for medical professionals and students. Read more below:
- Monday, February 17: Azhar Ilyas, Ph.D., College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, described how cost-effective nanotechnology can help to detect AIDS in developing countries.
- Tuesday, February 18: Marcella Del Signore, M. Arch., School of Architecture and Design, explored how collaborative “wiki spaces” encourage human interaction with urban environments.
- Wednesday, February 19: Navin Pokala, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences, discussed how the brains of roundworms can improve understanding of human behavior and neuropsychology.
- Thursday, February 20: Alexander Lopez, J.D., OT/L, School of Health Professions, explained how sports improve sensorimotor and cognitive performance in children with autism.
- Friday, February 21: Bernadette Riley, D.O., College of Osteopathic Medicine, shared how social media practices impact the professionalism of medical students and physicians.
To date, The Academic Minute has featured 26 New York Tech experts who have reached millions of influencers and other stakeholders, showcasing the university’s dedication to cutting-edge research and thought leadership.