The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced on September 16
that it was awarding $91.1 million to strengthen undergraduate education
programs in the biological sciences at universities across the United
This brings to more than $425 million that HHMI's undergraduate grants
program has awarded since 1988 the largest private initiative of its
kind in U.S. history. The grants are helping colleges and universities
to expand research opportunities for undergraduates, update science
courses and curricula, attract new faculty in emerging fields of
science, and modernize laboratories through new scientific equipment and
technology. Many campuses have also expanded their science outreach
programs with nearby schools and community colleges.
Why is HHMI doing this? What has the program accomplished? And, most
important, how is biology education changing at the undergraduate level?
You'll find the answers here.