Area Students Present Research and Creative Work at Symposium


PARSIPPANY —  More than 160 student researchers presented their work at New York Institute of Technology’s “SOURCE” (Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression), sponsored by NYIT College of Arts and Sciences. Topics spanned the range of the university’s academic programs, including physician assistant studies, life sciences, biomedical sciences, behavioral sciences, interior design, digital art and design, and others.

The following local students shared their work at SOURCE:

Jeet Vaishnav who worked in a team on “Connexin 43 Mutations Effect Brain Myelination.”

Usman Niaz who worked individually on “Klebsiella Pneumonia.”

This year’s 16th SOURCE took place at NYIT’s New York City campus, at Columbus Circle. The all-day event featured oral presentations and poster exhibits by students from across the university, including undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Attendees also heard a keynote address from lawyer and art historian Amy Herman, on “The Art of Perception.”

Roger Yu, Ph.D., Chair of the SOURCE Committee, noted on the occasion, “Creative expression and participating in research with faculty members have become integral parts of a student’s educational experience at NYIT.”

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, NYIT welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury), New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.

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