Hendrix Junior Receives Undergraduate Science Award

CONWAY, Ark. (January 30, 2014) – Hendrix student Carrie Yang was recently awarded the 2014-2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award for Undergraduate Students.

Yang is a junior biochemistry/molecular biology major from Hot Springs, Ark.

The award includes registration and a $1,500 stipend for travel and lodging for Yang to participate in the 2014AACR Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif., and the 2015 AACR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. The remainder of the award may be used for related school projects or science events throughout the year.

This summer, Yang worked in the cancer research lab of Hendrix alumnus Dr. John C. Byrd ’87. Byrd is the D. Warren Brown Chair of Leukemia Research and Professor of Medicine, Medicinal Chemistry, and Veterinary Biosciences and Director of the Division of Hematology in the Department of Medicine at The Ohio State University.

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