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.