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Biology Majors Advisory Committee (BMAC)

The Biology Majors Advisory Committee (BMAC) is a group of undergraduate biology students that represent and provide feedback about their academic experience and environment to the Undergraduate Biology Program and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Biosciences departments.

Let us know you’re interested

Members of the BMAC meet twice per month to answer faculty and staff questions regarding policies, courses, degree requirements and more to provide the undergraduate student perspective. The goal of the BMAC is to receive feedback and understand how to improve the undergraduate biology experience. 

If you are looking to gain leadership experience, get to know biology faculty and staff better, enjoy meeting other biology students, and would like to help biology faculty and staff improve the biology program at KU, consider applying!

Applications will be due Friday, September 15th at 11:59 PM

BMAC Information

Applicantsmust be currently enrolled undergraduate students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Ecology Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB), Human Biology, Microbiology, or Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB). Applicants should also be willing to attend two meetings a month and be willing to listen and present ideas to their co-committee members.

A group of undergraduate students will be selected to join the BMAC based on their online application and participation in a brief group interview with representatives of the Undergraduate Biology Program. After the interview, candidates will be selected to join the BMAC until a qualified pool of students is assembled.

Members of the BMAC are expected to attend all meetings which take place twice per month on dates that will be shared at the beginning of the semester. Students that miss two or more meetings will be replaced by a new representative on the BMAC.

Meet your 2023-2024 BMAC Members

To learn more about what the BMAC means from a student perspective, check out this letter from Rylee Crowell, a Biochemistry major who plans to graduate in 2025!

Robert Menning

Robert Menning, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology & Math; minor in Chemistry, Graduation Date: 2024

Rylee Crowell

Rylee Crowell, Biochemistry, Graduation Date: 2025

Christian Decker

Christian Decker, Microbiology, Graduation Date: 2024

Armina Raheel

Armina Raheel, Human Biology; minor in Slavic Languages and Literature, Graduation Date: 2025

Samson Mah

Samson Mah, Human Biology and Microbiology, Graduation Date: 2024

Xavier Murray

Xavier Murray, EEOB; minor in Chemistry, Graduation Date 2024

Claire Patterson

Claire Patterson B.S. Microbiology, Minor in Public & Population Health Graduation Date: 2025

Jason Meschke

Jason Meschke B.A. Human Biology Graduation Date: 2027

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Interested in joining BMAC? Apply Above!

BMAC Drop-In Hours

The Biology Majors Advisory Committee is a group of current biology undergraduate students who serve as the student voice for the KU Biology Program.

BMAC Drop-In Hours

Mondays 9-10 AM & Thursdays 2-3 PM

Outside of Haworth 1004

Stop by to share any thoughts, ideas, or feedback that you have about your KU Biology courses, biology events, and the biology program! Members of the BMAC will share this with KU Biology leadership. 


Email the committee at if you have information or suggestions you’d like to share!