Oregon State University

Partnerships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Generous funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) from 1994-2012 has supported and sustained our efforts to improve science education and promote science literacy.  The HHMI also has a variety of resources for STEM teachers at their web site (links following).

HHMI Funded Science Education at OSU

In 2006 Oregon State University was granted a renewal of funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HHMI, for improving science education at both the precollege and college level. Funding from the Undergraduate Science Education Program of the HHMI is used to provide support to three areas of science education: K12 outreach, undergraduate research, and undergraduate level curriculum development. Each program has a unique mission. However, the overarching goal for all our programs, improving science education for all students, provides many opportunities for our programs to collaborate. These collaborations allow the OSU HHMI funded programs to impact science education through the entire spectrum from primary through university levels.

Oregon State University:
Program Director: Dr. Dan Arp

K12 Outreach Programs:
SMILE
STEPs

Undergraduate Research Program:
Summer UG Research Program

Curriculum Development:

Graduate Teaching Assistant GTA Development Program: Dr. Robert Mason
The OSU GTA Development Program is described in: Enhancing TA Performance, HHMI Bulletin, November 2009, Vol.22, No. 4. Link to article.

Graduate Teaching Assistant GTA Development Program: Dr. Robert MasonThe OSU GTA Development Program is described in: Enhancing TA Performance, HHMI Bulletin, November 2009, Vol.22, No. 4. Link to article.

  • Link to GTA survey instrument.
  • Genetics and Genomics Research Investigations: Dr. Kari van Zee

Our Partnerships

Graduate Teaching Assistant GTA Development Program: Dr. Robert MasonThe OSU GTA Development Program is described in: Enhancing TA Performance, HHMI Bulletin, November 2009, Vol.22, No. 4. Link to article.

Contact Info

Dan Arp: Director
Dan.J.Arp@oregonstate.edu

Dr. Kari van Zee: 6-12 Programs
vanzeek@science.oregonstate.edu
541-737-1773

Margie Haak, Community Outreach Coordinator
Margie.Haak@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6716
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