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Morris—HHMI Pathways to Science Program

The University of Minnesota, Morris has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This is a four-year grant that encourages success in science for students from all backgrounds. HHMI selected 47 small undergraduate universities and colleges in the United States as the recipients of grants totaling more than $50 million for its science education initiative.

The grant is led by Morris biology faculty members in collaboration with faculty throughout the Division of Science and Mathematics. The goals of this grant are to strengthen Morris’s preparation of undergraduates for careers in science, increase the number of undergraduates continuing their education into graduate programs and develop and improve on effective mentoring strategies.

To achieve these goals, the University has five programs that encompass research, mentoring, aid for career development and further educational opportunities, community outreach, and K-12 teacher assistance.

The five programs are: