HHMI's new science education initiative is challenging colleges and universities to increase their capacity to engage all students in science.
Thousands of undergraduate students contribute to new study that broadens understanding of genetic diversity of bacteriophages.
HHMI expands the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study, a highly successful program for graduate students who are pursuing a PhD in the life sciences and who are committed to increasing diversity among scientists.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards nearly $5 million in research fellowships to 46 predoctoral students from 24 countries.
Fifteen outstanding researchers from 13 institutions are named HHMI Professors.
Through its 2014 Sustaining Excellence competition, HHMI is awarding new science education grants that will support activities at 37 research universities.
HHMI selects 37 research universities to receive $60 million in grants to improve how science is taught.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the Pennsylvania State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and HHMI are working together to learn how to adapt the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at more universities.
Seventy medical and veterinary students from 37 different schools across the country will be engaging in laboratory research for a full year as participants in the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program.
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.
Nuevo programa de becas permitirá que 48 estudiantes de postgrado de 22 países dediquen toda su atención a la investigación en un momento crítico de su desarrollo profesional como científicos.
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.
HHMI has invited 12 more schools to join the Science Education Alliance to engage their students in scientific discovery on a national scale.
A new student-produced documentary film examines the choices and experiences of graduates of Spelman College, a historically black women’s college in Atlanta, as they pursue careers in science.
An innovative new health sciences curriculum at the University of Minnesota Rochester, spearheaded by HHMI Professor Claudia Neuhauser, is specially designed to integrate seemingly unrelated topics, such as biology and statistics or chemistry and ethics.
More than 100 elementary school teachers from the San Francisco Unified School District came together this summer to get hands-on experience on using science kits in their classrooms.
Science experiments will be taking place across Montgomery County, Maryland, as part of an initiative funded by HHMI that aims to place a highly-trained science teacher in each of the district's 130 elementary schools.
HHMI will hold its third nationwide competition to find 12 colleges and universities to join the Science Education Alliance, a bold effort to engage students through authentic research experiences at the start of their academic careers.
Mississippi high school teachers have teamed up with scientists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Marine Biological Laboratory to design a high school biology curriculum focused on fire ants.
HHMI celebrates the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin.
Janelia hosted 14 undergraduate students who worked on research projects under the guidance of research scientists.
Graduates of the science and technology magnet program met over the summer to create engineering courses for high school students.
Pavel Pevzner has created a class that turns undergraduates into experts on genome annotation.
A searchable database of interviews with notable scientists and public figures now available from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
A new DVD provides an in-depth look at the challenges facing physicians, scientists, and others on the front lines of the global AIDS epidemic.
Wesleyan University undergraduates work with dancers to mount a multi-media performance about the human genome.
When high school science teacher Stuart Shifrin spent a summer working in a National Institutes of Health lab, he helped discover a promising new cancer drug.
Nassim Assefi, a physician-scientist and novelist, left a faculty position at a leading medical school to help the women of Afghanistan.
Undergraduate research supported by an HHMI science education grant identified the neurological mechanism mice use to enter torpor, a hibernation-like state. The discovery could improve treatment of stroke victims.
Six outstanding Central European scientists have been chosen to receive grants to help them establish their first independent laboratories in the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Hungary.
Science and engineering remain plagued by problems that drain them of female talent.
Maryland high school students spend a year doing research at the National Institutes of Health.
What's the most potent stimulant available on university campuses today? The excitement of scientific research. HHMI professors present their undergraduate education innovations at 2005 AAAS meeting in Washington, D.C.
An HHMI professor and 138 undergraduates co-authored a paper in PLOS Biology identifying genes essential for eye formation in the fruit fly.
Interdisciplinary thinking must be cultivated at the undergraduate level, HHMI professor Manuel Ares, Jr., writes in a Commentary in the December issue of Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.
HHMI commits $10 million to bring medical knowledge to Ph.D. studies.
El HHMI otorga cerca de 50 millones de dólares en subsidios de educación científica a 42 universidades.
HHMI is awarding nearly $50 million in science education grants to 42 colleges.
An HHMI professor, vice president, and colleagues call for enormous changes in the way undergraduates learn science.
Find out why really good scientists can be really poor teachers, and what can be done to change the situation.
These successful research scientists are equally at home in the undergraduate classroom.