The College maintains laboratories for conducting instruction in all of its program areas and for faculty research. Both undergraduate and graduate students are given the opportunity to participate in sponsored faculty research projects.

Facilities for conducting instruction and research include the following laboratories: energy conversion, mechanical measurement, system dynamics and control, air pollution, aerodynamics, water chemistry, structures and materials, soil mechanics, control systems, solid state electronics (device fabrication, material and device characterization, and materials growth), electrical machinery, integrated circuits, microwave circuits, electronic simulation, fluid-thermal sciences, computer engineering design, digital systems, microwave, communications and signal processing, energy systems network, and computing laboratories.

Computer Learning and Design Center

The Computer Learning and Design Center (CLDC), the College's centralized computing facility, provides the full spectrum of computer resources from high-end engineering-oriented workstations PCs and Macintoshes, housed in three labs. Peripherals include network system laser printers, color scanners, large format pen plotters and communication devices that facilitate transmission between the CLDC experimental labs and offices in the building, or beyond to the campus-wide network and to the Internet. Augmenting the CLDC are several special purpose labs including a high performance computing facility (HPC) to support research and a classroom for distance learning.

Civil and Mechanical Engineering Computer Laboratory

CLIDE (Civil and Mechanical Engineering Computer Laboratory for Instruction and Design in Engineering) consists of a local area network of 20 high-performance engineering work stations with two processors, DOS, OS/2, and IBM AIX (UNIX) platforms, high-resolution color monitors, laser printers, small and large plotters, a computer-linked video projector, as well as many engineering application software and programming languages have made this lab very popular for engineering projects, report writing/publishing and instruction. The Lab is equipped for group instruction with a computer-linked projection screen.

Software Development Laboratory

The Software Development Lab is an instructional lab maintained by the Department of Systems and Computer Science, is equipped with two Hewlett-Packard 9000/800 F20 Business Servers, thirteen HP 700RX X-Windows terminals, two AT&T 6386SX/EL WGS computers, one dot-matrix and one laser printer. Compilers are available for C++, ANSI C and Pascal. These computers are networked using ETHERNET< Starlan and TCP/IP. One non-networked HP Vectra 486/33 ST computer with a Borland C++ compiler is also available. Usenet news, Netscape, Archie, Lynx, Mosaic, Gopher, ftp and telnet are available tools for accessing information on the Internet.

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

The Environmental Engineering Group within the School of Engineering and Computer Science has over 4,000 square feet of laboratory space available for experimental research. This space is divided into work stations for students to conduct experiments and into dedicated microbiology, incineration and instrumentation laboratories.

Microbiology Laboratory

The Microbiology laboratory contains the necessary equipment for isolating and identifying microorganisms.

Incineration Laboratory

The incineration laboratory is equipped with a Shirco Infrared Incinerator equipped with sampling trains for volatile and nonvolatile chemicals and a bench scale fluidized bed combustor.

Instrumentation Laboratory

Major pieces of analytical equipment in the Instrumentation Laboratory include: Perkin Elmer 403 and 3030 atomic absorption spectrophotometers; Milton Roy Spectronic 601; Waters 840 High-Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC); HP 1050A Series Liquid Chromatograph; Dionex Quaternary Gradient Ion Chromatograph; Hewlett Packard 5971A Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer; and Liquid Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer. In addition, several gas chromatographs (some equipped with sample concentrators) are located in work station areas and are dedicated to specific projects.

Membrane Technology Laboratory

The membrane technology laboratory is equipped with a UV/V is spectrophotometer and several bench-scale membrane systems. Additional resources are also available in the departments of Chemistry, Biology and Botany.

Howard University Library

Library Resources

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

Howard is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The other members are American University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet College, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Mount Vernon College, Trinity College, University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Maryland (College Park). Students of member schools may take courses at the other schools by registering and paying tuition at their own institution. In addition to common course offerings, the member schools also permit students access to their libraries. Howard students must obtain approval from their department chairperson and dean before registering for courses at other schools under the consortium arrangement. Registration forms are available from the Office of Enrollment Management.


Architecture Graduates Elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

Wed, April, 12 2017

We are pleased to announce that two graduates of the Howard University Department of Architecture, Kwendeche (B.Arch. 1976) and Kathy Dixon (B.Arch. 1991), have been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). This is an unparalleled honor and the highest individual recognition bestowed by the Institute. The selection process is rigorous. Approximately three percent of the more than 90,000 AIA members have this distinction. The recipients of the FAIA are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession either through design, architectural education or the advancement of the profession after 10 years of AIA membership. The 2017 FAIA class consists of 178 people.Read More >>

2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco

Wed, March, 1 2017

One Senior and six juniors chemical engineering students respectively participated in the 2016 AIChE Annual Student Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2016. The­ students were Simone Stanley, April Howard, Anayia Reliford, Mahtab Waseem, Bekuechukwu Uzondu, Diwash Bajracharya and Okeoghene Osevwe. Simone Stanley (Senior Chemical Engineering student) won first place for her presentation of “An Experiment Based Smartphone Education App for a Simple Introduction to Chemical Engineering Kinetics” in the General Engineering and Engineering Education session of the poster competition.Read More >>


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