CONWAY, Ark. (May 28, 2014) – Rachel Zweig, a rising
Hendrix senior from Fayetteville, Ark., is part of BioBotic Solutions, a
successful business plan competition team including three University of
BioBotic Solutions developed a plan to commercialize a
container and robot that automate tissue handling, one of the few pathology lab
areas not already automated. The team was co-advised by University of Arkansas Associate
Vice-Provost for Entrepreneurship Dr. Carol Reeves, Zweig’s mother.
The team had a remarkable year that included: second place
at Nebraska Global Venture Competition; second place at the DWR Arkansas
Governor's Cup and the innovation and elevator pitch awards; first place at the
TCU Values and Ventures competition, the best undergraduate competition in the
country; second place at the DWR Tristate competition in Las Vegas, Nev.; and
winner at the G60 Competition in Bentonville, Ark. Overall, the team won over
$70,000 in cash and more than $25,000 of in-kind support.
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.