Hendrix BCMB Club Joins National Network

CONWAY, Ark. (November 4, 2013) – The Hendrix College Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Club is now an official chapter of the Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

As an official chapter, Hendrix BCMB club members now have official membership in the ASBMB society, online subscriptions to three scientific journals, as well as subscriptions to the society and UAN newsletters.

“I think that the biggest impact for the program and for our BCMB majors is the chance to be nationally recognized for the outstanding work that they've been doing,” said Hendrix biology professor Dr. Rick Murray.

Students are now also eligible for travel awards to the national meeting and research, outreach and other awards.

“Possibly most exciting is that our students are now eligible for election into the ASBMB National Honor Society (CWL),” Murray added. “Those students are recognized for their scholarly attainment, research accomplishments, and outreach activities in the molecular life sciences.”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu