With support from HHMI, Duke University is giving undergraduates a taste of the cross-displinary, collaborative world of research with the new theme of its undergraduate research program, "Inquiry Across Scale: From Genes to Cognition."
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.
With its new HHMI science education grant, the school’s first, Florida International University will create a more hands-on, active learning environment in introductory science courses.
An undergraduate laboratory class called the “Python Project” teaches students about the python genome.
The University of Alabama's new grant will create a semester-long introductory seminar that will rotate among three campuses.
Fellows and supporting faculty will discuss effective teaching methods, as well as design and revise educational materials.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's week-long Mad Biology Boot Camp brings students together before classes start to give them a preview of college life and teach them to manage time and stress.
With the help of an HHMI grant, the biology faculty is designing a program called FASTRAC—FAcilitating STudent Research ACcess—that will identify up to 20 community college students each year who are interested in working in a research lab after they transfer to UC Davis.
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.
Through its new HHMI grant, Brown University will bring together four diverse, eight-person research teams each summer.
As part of a $1.4 million HHMI science education grant, 5 to 10 LSU undergraduates will travel to the labs of infectious disease researchers in Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia in the hopes of broadening their perspective and introduce them to new ways of thinking about science.
HHMI grant's will jumpstart SUNY at Binghamton's effort to pair majors in the life sciences with students in the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and engineering as they begin collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects focused on biological questions.
Soon, each UC Santa Barbara student will get a taste of doing original research on the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, a widely used genetic model.
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 central goal of Boston University's program, which is part of a broader science education initiative funded by an HHMI grant, is to bring students in the lab earlier in their undergraduate years.
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.
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.
A new HHMI-funded program at Georgetown University is designed to show students that a scientific life is not only attainable, but appealing.
Western Michigan will offer 15 research internships for education students the summer before their junior year in areas ranging from neurobiology to nuclear physics.
SUNY at Stony Brook's Research Fellows Program focuses on students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
With a new HHMI grant, MSU will modify a popular half-day outreach program for middle school girls, Science Saturdays, to attract more Native American students.
Virginia Tech is developing a “Scieneering” minor that will unite life sciences with engineering.
A team of about a dozen scientists and educators will develop "plug and play" modules that instructors can integrate into existing biology courses to introduce statistical techniques.
With support from HHMI, Delaware has set up a core calculus course that covers materials punctuated by examples that are relevant to biology students.
HHMI today announced new grants totaling $79 million that will help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education nationwide.