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April 26, 2019
10:00 AM  – 4:00 PM

16 W. 61st St.

The Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) is a student-centered platform for NYIT students to showcase their academic excellence.

SOURCE is a forum for undergraduate and graduate students from all campuses to present academic research projects and creative work in the arts, humanities, engineering, architecture, science, and medicine to the NYIT community. Many students who've presented at SOURCE have gone on to present their research or creative work at national and international conferences, where they have received official recognition for their work.

Join us and discover all the interesting work being conducted by your peers!


SOURCE has become a strong tradition at NYIT, engaging students from all NYIT schools, colleges, and campuses in scholarship—in and out of the classroom. This annual event provides both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop both professionally and personally. All student presenters who attend SOURCE will receive a certificate of recognition.

All submissions must be received by Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m.

Submit your abstract proposal

Keynote Speaker: Amy E. Herman

Amy Herman

President, The Art of Perception

Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to sharpen observation, analysis, and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture, and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as biases that impede decision making. She developed her Art of Perception seminar in 2000 when she was head of education at The Frick Collection in New York City in order to improve medical students’ observation and communication skills with their patients. She subsequently adapted the program for a wide range of professionals. She leads sessions for groups and organizations around the world, including the New York City Police Department, the FBI, the French National Police, the Department of Defense, Interpol, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, first responders, the military, and the intelligence community. The presentation is highly participatory and demonstrates to participants the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and how analyzing works of art can provide them with an innovative way to refresh their sense of critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for improved performance and effective leadership. The program has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The CBS Evening News, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. Her TED talk, A Lesson in Looking, went live in December 2018. Ms. Herman holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history. Her book, Visual Intelligence, was published in May 2016 and was on both the New York Times and Washington Post best sellers’ lists.

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Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to systematically sharpen observation and perception skills as well as refine communication of both vision and strategy. By showing leaders how to look closely at painting, sculpture, photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information. This highly participatory session uses works of art to address breakdowns in communication in complex strategic planning and exchanges of critical information, which can be detrimental to a company’s unified mission. The Art of Perception addresses these deficiencies by engaging participants in dialogue and exercises that connect skills in perception and communication directly to strategic thinking as well as to stakeholder relationships. Visual literacy provides an innovative vehicle from which to refresh participants’ sense of critical inquiry, understand biases that impede optimal decision making, and renew skills necessary for effective leadership.


All attendees, including presenters, must register prior to the event. Complimentary meals and transportation from Old Westbury to our Manhattan campus will be provided to all SOURCE attendees.


Bus Schedule 2019

If you need transportation, you must select the bus option when registering.

  • 7:45 a.m.
    Board bus at Long Island campus in front of Anna Rubin Hall.
  • 8 a.m.
    Bus departs for New York campus.
  • 4 p.m.
    Bus departs New York campus for return trip to Long Island campus.

View Past SOURCE Programs

Photos from past SOURCE events

For questions or comments about SOURCE, please contact Ermina Andrea at 646.273.6036 or