Students shared their projects at the Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on April 17 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Manhattan. Projects ran the gamut from probing scientific inquiry to displaying artistic invention. They included biology experiments, films, and architectural designs—to name a few. View our photos to learn more.
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During the symposium’s morning session, aspiring doctor Isabella Portugal presented her research project on a genetic form of melanoma, the same rare type that afflicted Bob Marley. She collaborated on the project with students Michael Gaspari and Alexia Skiadas.
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Amanda Kaminaris talked heart research with a SOURCE attendee. She collaborated on her project with faculty mentor Qiangrong Liang, M.D., Ph.D.
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Architecture students displayed “Contorno,” an attractive space for beachgoers to sit, socialize, change clothing, and learn about area events.
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Misael Pena used DNA strands to demonstrate his research project on molecular modeling conducted with fellow student Thallys Goncalves.
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Keynote panelist and sculptor Zenos Frudakis discussed “Beauty and Truth” and showed examples of his artwork.
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Professor Spencer Turkel, sculptor Zenos Frudakis, and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Roger Yu participated in a panel presentation. “I want our students to be artistically scientific and scientifically artistic,” Yu said.
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NYIT student Nicole Pereira kicked off the event’s afternoon sessions with a presentation of her 'online' "magazine" Alu Aliya (alualiya.com). She said: “I want to cover the stories people need to hear but are often left in the dark by mainstream media, such as education inequality and homelessness.”
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NYIT students Pai Zhu, Xiaoyue Che, and Tiffany Montoya presented the paper “Eradicating Ebola,” which proposes a mathematical model for distributing and delivering medicines and vaccines.
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NYIT students showed off their creativity in a variety of ways, including short films.