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 his progress in “Identifying and Analyzing Bacterial Inhibiting Agents via Chemical Assays of Organic Compounds”. Their research training was part of a NSF-funded project (Research Initiation Award #1505301).
The event was also attended by nine high school students from Phelps ACE High School and Turner Elementary School who were at Howard for a BEDD-sponsored project under the supervision of Simone Stanley (rising Senior in Chemical Engineering – who presented research work from her recent trip in South Africa).
The WBHR-LSAMP program hosts a symposium for young scientists to showcase their research through oral and poster presentations. The event took place at Blackburn Center, Howard University. Undergraduate student participants came from Anne Arundel Community College, Bowie State University, El Camino College, Hampton University, Harford Community College, Howard Community College, John Tyler community College, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, Prince George’s Community College, the University of the District of Columbia, Virginia State University, and Howard University.