Olabisi Bello Wins 3rd Place @ WE22 Collegiate Rapid Fire Competitions

Olabisi Bello, an undergraduate student in the BEDD lab, won the 3rd place award at the WE22 Collegiate Poster & Rapid Fire Competitions of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

About the SWE competition:

  • The Rapid Fire Competition is a 5-6 minute speaking presentation, designed to emphasize the ability to concisely and dynamically present technical information
  • The abstract submission deadline was June 15, 2022
  • Forty finalists were selected and provided funding support to attend the SWE Annual Conference taking place on October 20-22, 2022, in Houston, Texas
  • There were 10 finalists in each category: Undergraduate Collegiate Poster, Graduate Collegiate Poster, * Undergraduate Collegiate Rapid Fire *, and Graduate Collegiate Rapid Fire
Olabisi Bellow (right) wins 3rd place @ WE22 Undergraduate Collegiate Rapid Fire Competition

On Saturday, October 23, 2022, Olabisi gave a presentation titled “Are the bacteria still alive? Investigating the viability and growth kinetics of secondary cultures of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 in complex and minimal media“. Her investigation was part of a bioremediation project supported by an NSF DEB Award#1832140 to Dr. Patrick Ymele-Leki and the DOW Scholars Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program at Howard University.