HHMI at Kalamazoo College
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) grants program fuses teaching and research, reflecting the Institute's commitment to inspiring and educating a new generation of scientists. HHMI funds initiatives with the power to transform undergraduate and graduate education by engaging students in discovery research.
For a third consecutive grant period, Kalamazoo College has been awarded a four year major grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to support interdisciplinary math and science education and training. With the aid of this newest $1 million starting 2008, the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and Computer Science will continue to build programs that strengthen the undergraduate curriculum and that fund student summer research opportunities. The grant will help support expansions of the college's summer research programs and faculty development opportunities, provide new instruments and computers for use in teaching and research, and continue to support outreach programs geared toward inspiring and preparing preparing K-12 students from underrepresented groups to study science in college.