The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is looking for a few good mentors. The institute, which has claimed the mantle of the United States' most generous private funder of science education programs, is on the hunt for its latest crop of HHMI Professors. Launched in 2002, the program is aimed at encouraging scientists to integrate education in their work.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced their list of 13 Senior International Research Scholar (SIRS) award recipients who will receive a total of $6.5 million to continue their work based on their previous contributions to "research in the biological sciences." The first round of SIRS awards come from countries ranging from Canada to South Africa, and they study immune response, parasitic diseases, and a slew of various sub-fields in genetics.
It's about time someone re-evaluated how much students actually learn by dropping expensive laboratory glassware on the floor and cutting frogs open. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) gave $1.4 million to Mississippi's Millsaps College this week to overhaul their science curriculum, according to New-medical.net. The new program will attempt to get more kids interested in pre-medical education and other types of scientific training.