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.