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Kendall Antle to Attend Capitol Hill Day in Washington DC


Grand View student and Student Body President Kendall Antle will be attending the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Capitol Hill Day program to put politicians in touch with science policy and to get students involved in science advocacy.  He was referred to the program by Bonnie Hall, faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, and had to apply and get selected for this program.

Kendall will be meeting with members of congress while in Washington DC April 5th-7th, and will complete an advocacy project one he returns to Des Moines. “I eagerly await traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to participate in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Capitol Hill Day, “ Kendall says. “I will be participating in orientation sessions focused on the federal budget process while also directly meeting with members of Congress to engage in dialogue advocating for scientific research opportunities.  I look forward to discussing the importance of federally funded research opportunities and conveying the effects they have on advancing human health.  I hope to influence policymakers through my advocacy efforts.  It is truly an honor to have been selected, and as the sole Iowan participating, I look forward to performing scientific and education advocacy for universities in Iowa and nationwide.”

Learn more about the event HERE.