Clemson University wants middle and high school students to think about going to college—and about majoring in science when they get there.
An undergraduate laboratory class called the “Python Project” teaches students about the python genome.
HHMI today announced new grants totaling $79 million that will help universities strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education nationwide.
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.
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.
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.
Fellows and supporting faculty will discuss effective teaching methods, as well as design and revise educational materials.
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 support from HHMI, Delaware has set up a core calculus course that covers materials punctuated by examples that are relevant to biology students.
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.
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.
A new $1 million grant from HHMI will allow Carnegie Mellon University to continue several student research programs it has created to meet the research experience needs of undergraduates.
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.
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.
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.
With its first HHMI grant, Northwestern University (NU) will create a formal program to encourage an addiction to scientific inquiry.
A new HHMI grant will help Emory University meet the rising demand to get students into the lab—and do it earlier.
UMBC's HHMI Scholars Program nurtures students during their vulnerable first and second years and explains science careers to the students’ families.
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.
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.
Soon, each UC Santa Barbara student will get a taste of doing original research on the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, a widely used genetic model.
The Go Teach program is designed to improve the quality of tomorrow’s K–12 science teachers by recruiting prospective teachers from the ranks of undergraduate science students.
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.
With the help of an HHMI grant, Harvard revamped its introductory science curriculum to expose students to a set of interdisciplinary foundation courses.
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.
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.
William and Mary will use part of its new $1.2 million grant to spread the enthusiasm for authentic research to more students.
Virginia Tech is developing a “Scieneering” minor that will unite life sciences with engineering.
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.
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.
With the help of a new $1.6 million grant from HHMI, Iowa State University will revamp its introductory lab courses and develop a new interdisciplinary class on science and sustainability so that sophomores can experience firsthand how science can help solve complex and socially important problems.
Jack Dixon and Gregory Petsko are elected to the oldest learned society in the United States.
Eleven HHMI investigators and one Janelia Farm senior fellow have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Jibrell joins HHMI from the Ford Foundation in New York where he served as chief technology officer.
A statement regarding fraudulent activity involving checks that are purported to be from HHMI.
Fred R. Lummis, a Houston businessman and entrepreneur, has been elected a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Over the past year, two scientists who have been at Janelia since its opening took on new roles as group leaders, and six new fellows were recruited to head their own research groups.
The BBVA Foundation honors HHMI investigator Robert Lefkowitz for research on G protein-coupled receptors.
Bruns, who has led the HHMI Grants Program since 2001, will retire in August 2010.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is offering grants to 23 schools that are developing new graduate programs or enhancing existing programs that prepare scientists to translate laboratory discoveries into new medical treatments and diagnostics.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is awarding a total of $16 million to 23 schools that are developing graduate programs to prepare scientists to translate laboratory discoveries into new medical treatments and diagnostics.
Eight HHMI investigators honored for professional achievement in the health sciences.
Keio University honors Friedman for research on obesity.
Fuchs to be honored for studies on the biology of mammalian skin and skin diseases.
At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Virginia, scientists are developing innovative new technologies and pursuing ambitious scientific questions. This summer, sixteen undergraduate students are part of that mission.
Brief bios of the 2009 Early Career Physician Scientists.
Eleven promising physician-scientists whose research interests range from obesity to childhood cancer will share a total of $4 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.