At Cornell University's popular summer workshops, teachers spend their days sharpening their skills.
HHMI has funded an outreach program since 2002 in which North Carolina State University partners with an environmental learning center in a poor, rural area in the northeastern part of the state.
At Washington University in St. Louis, freshmen in a special genomics course learn by doing. Working in small teams, they isolated and sequenced the DNA of phages.
Dartmouth College envisions a course that integrates the quantitative and mathematical aspects of chemistry into the study of biological processes, such as those that would be presented in an introductory cell biology course.
William and Mary will use part of its new $1.2 million grant to spread the enthusiasm for authentic research to more students.
Western Michigan will offer 15 research internships for education students the summer before their junior year in areas ranging from neurobiology to nuclear physics.
University of Pittsburgh’s latest HHMI grant will help improve how science is taught and will be used to expand students’ opportunities for mentorship and peer-to-peer support.
To better tailor the premed curriculum to the needs of future physicians, Yale University is developing a cluster of new interdisciplinary courses that devote special focus to the concepts most relevant to medicine.
Rice University's program aims to open students’ eyes to the challenges of global health, and help them use the tools of science and engineering to design solutions that are affordable, effective, and culturally appropriate.
Clemson University wants middle and high school students to think about going to college—and about majoring in science when they get there.
Princeton University—with support from HHMI—offers science teachers a lifeline in the form of two-week summer workshops that help them keep current on the latest science and polish their teaching techniques.
Lehigh's Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute (BDSI)—a 10-week summer program—places undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members on interdisciplinary teams to tackle projects such as looking for drugs to treat stress disorders and developing reliable methods to separate cells in the blood for detection of HIV.
A new dual-mentorship program offers students the opportunity to learn from two faculty collaborators from different disciplines—most often a basic scientist and a translational scientist— and how to apply scientific understanding to a practical problem in human health.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Carolina Covenant Scholars Program seeks to devise effective strategies to significantly increase diversity in the research community.
Virginia Tech is developing a “Scieneering” minor that will unite life sciences with engineering.
Fellows and supporting faculty will discuss effective teaching methods, as well as design and revise educational materials.
With the help of a 2006 HHMI grant, the University of Texas at Austin created year-long Research Streams for freshmen, a program that will grow with the school’s most recent grant.
An undergraduate laboratory class called the “Python Project” teaches students about the python genome.
The California Institute of Technology will use part of a new $1.6 million grant to further empower its students in the classroom and the lab.
HHMI today announced new grants totaling $79 million that will help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education nationwide.
The University of Missouri, Columbia's interdisciplinary program with the renowned University of Missouri School of Journalism will prepare up-and-coming scientists to communicate with—even educate—the public.
With the help of an HHMI grant, Harvard revamped its introductory science curriculum to expose students to a set of interdisciplinary foundation courses.
UMBC's HHMI Scholars Program nurtures students during their vulnerable first and second years and explains science careers to the students’ families.
High school students across New Mexico have conducted basic genetics experiments with the help of New Mexico State University scientists and a mobile lab that travels to a different high school each week.
The Science Literacy Program (SLP), funded by an HHMI grant, will help faculty from four departments—chemistry, physics, biology, and geological sciences—transform the classes they offer to non-science majors.