Welcome to the temporary home of the UMM-HHMI grant
The University of Minnesota, Morris has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This is a four-year grant, starting in Fall 2012, that encourages success in science of students from all backgrounds. HHMI selected 47 small undergraduate universities and colleges in the United States as the recipients of grants totaling more than $50 million for its science education initiative.
The goal of this grant is to strengthen Morris’ preparation of undergraduates for careers in science, increase the number of undergraduates continuing their education into graduate programs and develop and improve on effective mentoring strategies.
To achieve these goals, the University will implement five strategic initiatives that encompass K-12 teacher assistance, mentoring, research, community outreach, and aid for career development and further educational opportunities.
The five strategic initiatives are:
• Undergraduate Summer Research Program, will
giving more students extended research opportunities during their undergraduate
years, to better prepare them for careers in science and graduate work.
•Café Scientifique is a community outreach program in which local
researchers and students will discuss their research with community members in
a non-academic setting.
•Changes in Nature is an
in-service workshop for K-12 teachers that will provide, teach, and assist in
development of curricula to address underrepresented issues in science