Camellia Moses Okpodu, Ph.D was a featured panelist at the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference (September 22-23, 2014) held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. Dr. Okpodu gave a presentation and participated in a panel entitled “Advancing Educational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
Group for Microgravity and Environmental Biology (GMEB)
The Strategies for Ecology Education, Development and Sustainability (SEEDS) Chapter hosted the dedication of the Greenhouse on October 28th. Dr. David Foster, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science,gave a presentation on “Medicinal Medicine and Food Security.” This event was part of Maxwell Bempong lecture series that is offered each semester by GMEB and SEEDS.
Ashley Haines, Ph.D, co-organized the first Tidewater area meeting for the American Society for Microbiology, which was held at Old Dominion University’s Perry Library on October 25, 2014. The purpose of the meeting was to facilitate collaboration between local microbiologists and their students. Attendees included faculty and students from Christopher Newport University, the College of William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Hampton University, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Wesleyan University, and the organizing institutions: Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University. In addition, Dr. Haines and her undergraduate research student, Jordan Bluford, gave oral presentations to the group regarding their research on bacterial pathogens of fish.
Regina Oyesanya Ph.D, was selected to receive an ABRCMS Judges’ Travel Subsidy for the 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), November 12 - 15 in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Oyesanya will be serving as a judge during the meeting.
Biology majors Briana Spruill-Harrell and Jordan Bluford were awarded full travel grants to present their research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students which will be held in San Antonio, Texas, November 12-15, 2014.