The Pharmacy Club organized a Science Fair on 23rd May 2011 at the auditorium. It was titled as “Pharmacy Science Fair 2011-Discovering New Ideas”. The 5-hour-long program kicked off from 11:30 in the morning and continued up to 5:00 in the evening.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Jena D. Hamadani, Scientist, Clinical Sciences Division, ICDDR,B, inaugurated the event. Dr. Sufia Islam, Chairperson of Pharmacy Department, who also happens to be the moderator of Pharmacy Club, gave an introductory speech. In her speech, Dr. Jena Hamadani said a few words of encouragement addressing the students and said it was like a festival to her. Professor Dr. Muniruddin Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of East West University and Professor Dr. Choudhury Faiz Hossain, Dean, faculty of Sciences and Engineering also spoke in the program and appreciated the enthusiastic participation of the students. Later Abu Taiab Md. Jamaluddin, Senior Lecturer of Pharmacy Department said a few words and the fair were declared open. Dr. Jena Hamadani then visited every project and was delighted to learn about the new scientific information and research.
The fair was an exhibition of new ideas and possibilities of science. It was a platform for students to present their innovative ideas and research. The different projects were Probiotics and their potential use as drugs, The Quest for Antibacterials-Turmeric and Bitter Melon, Money contains Disease, Disease in a Dish, Laser Therapy, Clinical Waste Disposal, Antibacterial activity of Honey, Production of gelatin from fish skins, Comparison between anti hyperglycemic property of Cynodon dactylon and bitter melon, Pharmacokinetic overview of human model, Rainbow Food and Diet, Effects of Color on Mood and Glass Sphere Microscope.
Besides a poster presentation took place that portrayed many interesting scientific ideas. The poster presentation was presented by the students of the course, Pharmaceutical Engineering (PHRM 414-section 1) with Dr. Sufia Islam as the course instructor.
Later Professor Dr. Muniruddin Ahmed ended the program by announcing the names of the winners. “Probiotics and their potential use as drugs” was declared first, “The Quest for Antibacterials-Turmeric and Bitter Melon” stood second and “Money contains Disease” was announced third. He said every project was excellent and deserved prize. The faculty members of the Pharmacy Department were present in the program.