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2012 Grants for Baccalaureate and Master's Colleges and Universities

Summary

A list of the 47 small colleges and universities awarded a four-year grant in HHMI's science education initiative.

Preparing Future K-12 Teachers
Strategies include providing authentic research experiences to students who will become teachers; engaging undergraduates in K-12 outreach activities; and creating joint faculty appointments shared by education and science departments.

School Location Award Amount
Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR ($1.0M)
Luther College Decorah, IA ($1.5M)
St. Olaf College Northfield, MN ($1.0M)
University of Puerto Rico–Cayey Cayey, Puerto Rico ($900,000)
Whittier College Whittier, CA ($800,000)

Competency-based Curricula
Proposed programs include implementing the recommendations of the Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians report (AAMC-HHMI, 2009); recruiting new faculty who will teach in interdisciplinary areas; and creating inquiry-based learning opportunities throughout the curriculum.

School Location Award Amount
Allegheny College Meadville, PA ($1.5M)
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA ($1.0M)
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA ($1.0M)
Macalester College St. Paul, MN ($1.3M)
Millsaps College Jackson, MS ($1.4M)
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH ($800,000)
Southwestern University Georgetown, TX ($1.3M)
Xavier University New Orleans, LA ($1.0M)

Defining and Assessing Scientific Literacy
Strategies include identifying the elements that contribute to scientific literacy among students, developing scientific teaching pedagogical skills among faculty, and providing science students an understanding of the ethical and political impacts of science.

School Location Award Amount
Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY ($800,000)
Hunter College New York, NY ($1.0M)
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA ($1.5M)
Ursinus College Collegeville, PA ($800,000)

Persistence of All Students
Programs to encourage the success in science of students from all backgrounds. Strategies include research experiences, mini-grants for faculty mentoring, pre-freshman "bridge" programs, curriculum redesign, and faculty and staff training.

School Location Award Amount
Barnard College New York, NY ($1.0M)
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, CA ($1.2M)
Carleton College Northfield, MN ($1.0M)
Carroll College Helena, MT ($1.0M)
Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster, PA ($1.4M)
Georgetown College Georgetown, KY ($1.1M)
The Claremont Colleges—Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College Claremont, CA ($3.6M)
University of MinnesotaMorris Morris, MN ($1.2M)
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ($1.3M)
University of Richmond Richmond, VA ($1.4M)
University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg, TX ($1.2M)
Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA ($1.0M)

CUREs (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences)
Approaches include expanding the HHMI SEA-PHAGES course to all first-year science students, and integrating authentic research modules throughout the curriculum.

School Location Award Amount
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA ($1.3M)
Gonzaga University Spokane, WA ($1.2M)
Hope College Holland, MI ($1.0M)
North Carolina Central University Durham, NC ($1.4M)
Smith College Northampton, MA ($1.0M)
Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS ($1.3M)
Tuskegee University Tuskegee, AL ($1.0M)

AUREs (Apprentice-based Undergraduate Research Experiences)
These schools will provide research experiences as a vehicle to enhance how students learn science.

School Location Award Amount
College of Charleston Charleston, SC ($1.4M)
Hamline University St. Paul, MN ($1.1M)
Juniata College Huntingdon, PA ($1.0M)
Lafayette College Easton, PA ($800,000)
Morehouse College Atlanta, GA ($800,000)
Spelman College Atlanta, GA ($1.0M)
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA ($1.0M)

Capstone Awards
These schools are recognized for their sustained excellence and important contributions to undergraduate science education. Over the next four years, the Capstone awardees will have the opportunity to engage in a summative assessment of their programs, identifying key strategies that have helped them overcome barriers. Their experiences will enable the Capstone schools to provide leadership to other grantee institutions.

School Location
Barnard College New York, NY
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA
Carleton College Northfield, MN
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
Hope College Holland, MI
Hunter College New York, NY
Morehouse College Atlanta, GA
Smith College Northampton, MA
Spelman College Atlanta, GA
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA
Xavier University New Orleans, LA

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