BEDD Research featured at 2017 BMES Annual Meeting

Research from the Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery (BEDD) group was featured at the 2017 BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) Annual Meeting (October 11-14) in Phoenix, AZ. (more…)

BEDD Group to Host Professional Development Day for Educators

The BEDD group held a Professional Development Day for high-school STEM educators from Friendship Public Charter School on October 5th, 2017. “Safety in the science classroom and laboratory” was the theme of the Day. Nineteen educators attended the event, which was held on Howard campus and featured (more…)

Dr. Ymele-Leki’s Research Seminar at UVA’s Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Ymele-Leki gave a research seminar on July 18, 2017, at the University of Virginia’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. The talk was titled “Controlling Microbial Growth: Challenges and Applications.” The seminar introduced ongoing efforts in the laboratory to (more…)

Mahtab Waseem wins Third Place at 2017 ERN Conference in STEM

Research from the Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery (BEDD) group was featured at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Washington, DC. The ERN conference was held (more…)

BEDD Research featured at 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

Research from the Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery (BEDD) group was featured at the 2016 Annual Student Conference (November 11-14) and the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting (November 13-18) in San Francisco, CA. (more…)

Mahtab Waseem wins Second Place at the North Central Branch ASM 2016 Meeting

Mahtab Waseem (Junior Chemical Engineering student) received a research travel award to attend the North Central Branch ASM 2016 Meeting. The 76th annual meeting of the NCB-ASM was held at Iowa State University on October 21-22, 2016. Mahtab won second place of the student competition for (more…)

BEDD Research featured at BMES 2016

Dr. Ymele-Leki discussed the “Impacts of Hydrodynamic Conditions on the Initial Phases of Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms and Their Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents” at the 2016 BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

Simone Stanley successfully completes ThermoHUE cohorts for Summer 2016

Simone Stanley led the second cohort of high school students through her ThermoHUE educational program during the week of July 25, 2016. With two volunteers (Mahtab Waseem & Tariq Johnson), Simone spent four days at Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) – Tech Prep Academiy, in Southeast, Washington, D.C. (more…)

Mahtab Waseem wins First Place at WBHR-LSAMP Annual Summer Research Symposium 2016

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Mahtab Waseem and Tariq Johnson (both rising Junior Chemical Engineering students) represented BEDD summer research in the poster session competition of the Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP). Mahtab won first place for her “Analysis of Biofilm Inducing Compounds with Potential PTS-Modulating Abilities”, and Tariq introduced (more…)

Simone Stanley successfully kicks off the first week of ThermoHUE project

Twelve students from Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School and Turner Elementary School in Washington, DC, visited Howard University for the Week of July 11, 2016, to participate in a BEDD-sponsored project under the supervision of Simone Stanley (rising Senior Chemical Engineering student). (more…)