Jim and Catherine Farmer of Beaufort announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, to Brett Howard, son of Mark and Bonnie Howard of Mesa, Ariz.
The bride-elect graduated from Clemson University and earned a PhD in reproductive physiology from Texas A&M University. She is conducting research at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
The groom-elect graduated from the University of Arizona and earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. He is pursuing a law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Md.
The wedding will take place on May 28, 2011, at Milton Ridge Chapel in Clarksburg, Md.