The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Generous funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 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
Undergraduate Research Program:
Summer UG Research Program
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.
Link to GTA survey instrument.
Genetics and Genomics Research Investigations: Dr. Kari van Zee
• As our name suggests we collaborate with a variety of community partners who share our mission. Our partners include:
• Agricultural Education and General Agriculture Department , OSU, Greg Thompson, Chair
• Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, OSU, James Carrington, Director
• Global Mapping Technology, Corvallis, OR
• NSF Biocomplexity Grant, Dan Arp, P.I., Botany and Plant Pathology Department and Molecular and Cellular Biology program
• NSF Plant and Microbial Development Grant, John Fowler, P.I., Botany and Plant Pathology Department and Molecular and Cellular Biology program
• Summer Science Institute Portland, OR school district