ASBMB Honor Society

2017 Honor Society inductees
2017 ASBMB Honor Society inductees

The ASBMB Honor Society (ΧΩΛ) recognizes exceptional undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in the molecular life sciences at colleges or universities with ASBMB Student Chapters. Students are recognized for their scholarly achievement, research accomplishments and outreach activities.

Application deadline
Jan. 31, 2018

Nomination Process
To be eligible, undergraduate nominees must fulfill all of the following requirements: 

  • Nominees must be members of the ASBMB Student Chapters.
  • Nominees must be juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Nominees must demonstrate exceptional achievement in academics, undergraduate research and science outreach.

Nomination materials may be submitted by either a faculty member of the ASBMB or by the student member using the online system. Nomination materials must include:                                                                                              

  • A completed ASBMB Honor Society application form
  • A copy of an official or unofficial transcript indicating science courses taken and overall GPA
  • Two reference letters. These letters should address the student's research, outreach activities and academic achievements. Advisers wishing to submit a confidential letter of support may submit it directly to  
  • ASBMB faculty reference forms (one form completed by each of the two references)

Election into the Honor Society
Upon election into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB will request a high resolution photo with a complete photo consent form and a short biography from the student for publication on the ASBMB website. The student also will be recognized during the ASBMB Exemplary Contributions to Education award lecture at the ASBMB annual meeting. Those unable to attend the annual meeting will be sent an official certificate and ΧΩΛ lapel pin. 

Honor Society Graduation Cords
Honor Society inductees may purchase graduation cords from the ASBMB for $10. To order a cord, mail a check made out to the ASBMB to: ASBMB education department, 11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 302, Rockville, MD 20852.