Science Education Funding
Published July 2003
The UC College of Medicine was recently awarded a grant
of $337,768 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to support
their science education programs.
UC was one of 19 institutions selected for the
prestigious grant from a pool of 115 applicants. The funding will
support the ExSEL (Excellence in Science Education and Learning)
program, Saturday Science Academy, and Teachers' Initiative program.
These three programs are integral components of more
than 25 pipeline programs offered at UC's College of Medicine, where
more than 1,000 students, teachers, family members and members of the
Cincinnati community participate in on-campus activities each year.
"We're happy to have it," said Bobbie Handwerger,
director of Recruitment Programming for the UC College of Medicine. "It
enables us to provide science programs to students and teachers in the
Cincinnati area. It encourages students to consider careers in science."
For more information about the science education programs, visit www.med.uc.edu/admissions/summerenrich.cfm. To read more about HHMI, visit www.hhmi.org.