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May 16, 2011
Now available, the May 2011 CBE News Update.  Catch up on industry and research highlights, the upcoming Montana Biofilm Meeting, and more.  Read complete news update

May 13, 2011
Led by CBE faculty member, Otto Stein, professor, civil engineering, Montana State University's student-led chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB at MSU) has won one of four W.K. Kellogg Outreach Scholarship Awards.

May 10, 2011
The CBE hosted visiting research scientists from the University of Copenhagen and Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí.

May 10, 2011
Through field trips and lab tours, the CBE piques interest in science for Montana's K-12 students.

May 10, 2011
Christine Foreman, professor, land resources and environmental sciences and CBE associate faculty, was co-organizer and presenter at the National Science Teacher Association’s National Conference on Science Education in San Francisco March 11-12, 2011.

May 10, 2011
CBE undergraduate research student Hilary Fabich has been selected as an REU student for summer 2011 at Harvard University.

May 10, 2011
Two CBE associate faculty were honored at the College of Engineering Celebration May 6, 2011.

May 10, 2011
The CBE is pleased to announce two Young Investigator awardees who will be presenting their biofilm research at the Montana Biofilm Meeting (MBM), July 12-14, 2011.

May 6, 2011
Luis O. Serrano Figueroa was recently awarded an 8-week fellowship to the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

May 5, 2011
Brent Peyton, professor, chemical and biological engineering, and Lisa Kirk, PhD, land resources and environmental sciences, were recognized by the Environmental Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) for an outstanding presentation as part of the Environmental Program at the 2011 SME Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Denver, Colorado.

May 2, 2011
Nicole Schonenbach, undergraduate student in chemical and biological engineering and the CBE, was recently chosen as one of three MSU recipients of the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

April 27, 2011
Two CBE doctoral students, Tisza Bell, PhD candidate in microbiology, and Robert Gardner, PhD candidate in chemical and biological engineering, earned two of only twelve positions in the 2011 US-EC course in Environmental Biotechnology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

April 26, 2011
Christine Foreman
, Associate Research Professor, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, received the 2011 CBE Faculty Award in April.

April 22, 2011
Latest thesis abstracts from CBE PhD candidates in land resources and environmental sciences and microbiology.

April 22, 2011
Read the latest publications from CBE faculty and research scientists.

April 22, 2011


Method E2799-11, titled “Standard Test Method for Testing Disinfectant Efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm using the MBEC Assay,” was approved during the April 2011 E35 committee meeting in Anaheim, CA.

April 15, 2011
MSU’s undergraduate and graduate students shared their research at the annual Student Research Celebration Thursday, April 14.

April 7, 2011
This article focuses on the importance of checking whether harvesting and disaggregating steps bias the results of a surface disinfectant test.

March 31, 2011
The Center for Biofilm Engineering is pleased to continue its program to highlight outstanding young biofilm investigators.

March 31, 2011
Phil Stewart, PhD and CBE Director, presented "Chronic Infections:  The Biofilm Hypothesis," to a live audience at Cafe' Scientifique in Bozeman on March 10. Cafe'Scientifique is co-sponsored by the Montana INBRE and COBRE programs at MSU. The Café Scientifique is based on the French Café Philosophique and has recently spread to a handful of locations in the United States. Community members come together in a friendly locale after work and hear a short talk on an interesting current scientific topic.