In the last five years, 4,800 students at 73 colleges and universities nationwide have taken HHMI's Science Education Alliance (SEA) Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (PHAGES) research course.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is adding four new films to its award-winning catalog of short science documentaries for the classroom.
HHMI awards more than $1.8 million in fellowships to 42 international graduate students studying in the U.S.
Sixty-nine medical, dental, and veterinary students from 32 schools across the country will be engaging in laboratory research for a full year as participants in the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program.
HHMI has invited 203 research universities to apply for new science education grants aimed at helping improve persistence of students studying STEM disciplines and reinvigorating introductory science courses.
At a briefing at the White House, HHMI announces $22.5 million, five-year grant to help major research universities train a new generation of science and mathematics teachers.
Up to 15 new HHMI professors will receive $1 million over five years to create activities that integrate their research with student learning to enhance undergraduates' understanding of science.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute selects nine highly talented college students to receive the 2013 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.
EarthViewer, a free, interactive app designed for the iPad, lets users explore the Earth's history with the touch of a finger by scrolling through 4.5 billion years of geological evolution.
Sean Carroll introduces "The Day the Mesozoic Died" at national teachers conference.
HHMI awards three two-year grants to aid in developing the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists, in collaboration with the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Nine students, listed below with their undergraduate institutions, were selected as Gilliam fellows in 2012.
HHMI has awarded more than $2 million in fellowships to 50 promising graduate students from 19 countries.
Meet the 2012 International Student Research Fellows
A list of the 47 small colleges and universities awarded a four-year grant in HHMI's science education initiative.
Colleges receive funds to incubate new science education courses and programs.
HHMI will unveil three short science films that use vivid storytelling to teach the vital concepts of adaptation and natural selection.
Award-winning writer and producer David Elisco has been named director of development for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s new film production unit.
Human evolution—one of the most discussed scientific topics and one of the hardest for teachers to tackle—will be the focus of the 2011 Holiday Lectures on Science from HHMI.
A new fellowship program will enable 48 graduate students from 22 countries to devote their full attention to research at a critical time during their professional development as scientists.
Medical, dental, and veterinary students from 47 schools will be diving into intensive, HHMI-sponsored research experiences this summer at top research centers across the country.
HHMI has launched four-year, $1.8 million science education experiment that will bring together four universities to create and share effective models for teaching interdisciplinary science.
Award-winning documentary producer and former president of National Geographic Television will lead HHMI's $60 million science documentary initiative.
New funding from HHMI will be used to scale up a successful summer program that aims to enable thousands of college and university science faculty to receive intensive professional development designed to improve undergraduate biology education.
HHMI has invited 215 undergraduate-focused colleges and universities from across the country to apply for a total of $60 million in science education grants.
Gloria Tavera is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Nine science students from universities across the United States are named the 2011 Gilliam Fellows.
Andria Ashmore is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Chinweike Okegbe is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Benyam Kinde is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Espoir Kyubwa is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Nicolas Altemose is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Nadia Herrera is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Jessica Cabral Jimenez is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Sandra Jones is a 2011 Gilliam Fellow.
Students at 12 more schools were chosen to participate in a year-long genomics course from HHMI's Science Education Alliance.
The Science Education Alliance is celebrating a major milestone with a scientific publication. The 192-author article is based on the work of students and faculty at the first 12 schools that offered its phage genomics course.
Thirteen HHMI professors have proposed seven initiatives that they believe would improve the quality of undergraduate science education and student engagement.
Elementary students get a hands-on—and feet-in—experience that teaches them to develop hypotheses and reach conclusions about the relative health of their community stream.
Professors from three schools participating in HHMI's Science Education Alliance will help create the next generation of research-based courses to extend the program’s reach to upperclassmen.
Sean Carroll, an award-winning scientist, author, and educator, will become the Institute’s vice president for science education.
HHMI has selected five exceptional individuals to receive the 2010 Gilliam Fellowships. These students will join a dynamic group of 30 Gilliam fellows, who share a passion for science and a commitment to increasing diversity in the sciences.
Five students have been named 2010 Gilliam Fellows.
Silvia N. Kariuki is a 2010 Gilliam Fellow.
Lisandro Maya-Ramos is a 2010 Gilliam Fellow.
Mariam El-Ashmawy is a 2010 Gilliam Fellow.
Flavian D. Brown is a 2010 Gilliam Fellow.
Rachel A. Johnston is a 2010 Gilliam Fellow.
In their report "Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians"—discussed Feb. 19 at the AAAS Annual Meeting—the AAMC and HHMI challenge colleges and universities to seize the opportunity to make premedical and medical education more interactive and interdisciplinary.
HHMI Professor Catherine Drennan infused her introductory chemistry class with examples from biology and medicine in an attempt to help her students make connections between disciplines.