The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected the University of Maryland as the recipient of five Undergraduate Science Education awards since 1992, totalling $8.2 million. HHMI funds innovative proposals to improve undergraduate education in the biological sciences at selected American colleges and universities. Maryland was identified as an institution "with a demonstrable record in preparing students for graduate education and careers in research, teaching, or the practice of medicine." The latest grant, for $1.5 million, supports undergraduate research programs, curriculum development, professional development for current and future faculty and outreach programs for secondary school students and their teachers.
Undergraduate research programs
Teaching and Learning programs
- Teaching and Learning Center - supports professional development for faculty and graduate students
- Undergraduate curriculum redesign - teaching communities that seek to transform the undergraduate curriculum
- Teaching and Learning Fellows - opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to become deeply involved in curriculum transformation efforts
HHMI Undergraduate Science Education program