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.
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.
Through its new HHMI grant, Brown University will bring together four diverse, eight-person research teams each summer.
A new HHMI-funded program at Georgetown University is designed to show students that a scientific life is not only attainable, but appealing.
With a portion of its the new HHMI grant, the University of Arizona will add to its BioMath course offerings and provide support to undergraduates doing summer research at the interface of biology and math.
The University of North Texas will use a portion of its first $1.3 million HHMI grant to encourage a successful transition for students from community colleges to the four-year school and expand research opportunities to more students.
The University of Maryland will use a portion of its new $1.5 million grant to partner with the nonprofit MDBio Foundation to bring its mobile laboratory to high schools throughout the state for one-week visits.
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.
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.
With its first HHMI grant, Northwestern University (NU) will create a formal program to encourage an addiction to scientific inquiry.
The University of Alabama's new grant will create a semester-long introductory seminar that will rotate among three campuses.
MIT will use part of its $1.8 million HHMI grant to share its online science educational tools with a larger worldwide audience through its OpenCourseWare (OCW) program.
A groundbreaking comparison of human and Neandertal genomes reveals astonishingly few differences in the DNA that codes for proteins.
Scientists have new clues about what makes some people's immune systems better equipped to control HIV.
In a new study investigating just how pervasive a fruit fly’s sexual identity actually is, researchers find that most cells in flies’ bodies are identical, regardless of whether they are in a male or a female.
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.
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.
A Giardia parasite engineered to express its extensive wardrobe of surface proteins worked as a vaccine that could help prevent or mitigate future intestinal infections.
El parásito intestinal Giardia lamblia cambia de vestimenta casi tan frecuentemente como una modelo en una pasarela parisina, pero su amplio guardarropa de proteínas superficiales podría en realidad ser su propia perdición. Parásitos Giardia diseñados para que expresen todas sus proteínas de superficie se comportaron como vacunas que podrían ayudar a prevenir o a atenuar futuras infecciones intestinales.
By switching off a single gene, researchers have created mice that behave much like people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The animal model could help scientists design new therapies for the debilitating condition.
Some bacteria take over cells by interfering with an important process called SUMOylation, which helps cells respond to stress.
On May 26, Egnor will give a free public lecture titled, "Whistling in the Dark: What Can Mouse Vocalizations Tell Us about the Brain?"
Scientists have uncovered thousands of DNA segments that were missing from the reference sequence of the human genome.
A molecule best known for fighting off cellular clutter is now recognized as an important defender against another cellular threat: viruses.
New research provides details of how genetic mismanagement by RNA can lead to a human disease—in this case, breast cancer.
New research suggests that training to do a new task causes groups of brain cells to “learn” how to work together more efficiently.
Jibrell joins HHMI from the Ford Foundation in New York where he served as chief technology officer.
A new discovery shows how wing spots evolved in a species of polka-dotted fruit fly, and underscores the concept that evolution likes to tinker with existing genetic machinery.
Sean Carroll, an award-winning scientist, author, and educator, will become the Institute’s vice president for science education.
Kaelin is one of five scientists honored with the 2010 Canada Gairdner International Award in recognition of their contributions to medical science.
A statement regarding fraudulent activity involving checks that are purported to be from HHMI.
New research reveals how genetic and environmental factors influence an organ that has not traditionally taken much of the blame for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Researchers have identified key cells involved in zebrafish heart regeneration and begun to decipher the instructions the cells use to carry out their work.