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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continues its Support of Elementary and Secondary Science Education with Grants Totaling More than $1 Million
The grants will provide internship opportunities for both teachers and students, train elementary school master science teachers, establish a student inquiry project, continue support for environmental education programs with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Audubon Naturalist Society, and support the sixth year of the Fun with DNA Program for middle school students.
This year's grants are part of nearly a decade of support from HHMI that has greatly enhanced and enriched science education in the school system. The research internship program, now in its eighth year, was designed to encourage educational advancement in science and increase opportunities for motivated high school students to perform hands-on scientific research under the direction of experienced mentors. In the program for educators, science teachers are given the opportunity to experience laboratory research and to bring that experience back to their classrooms.
The new grants, which build on previous multi-year grants awarded from HHMI of more than $6 million since 1990, include:
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