ERIC Number: ED376031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Strategies for Enhancing Undergraduate Science Education. Undergraduate Program Directors Meeting (October 4-6, 1993).
Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD. Office of Grants and Special Programs.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has as a major focus the improvement of science education at all levels. Each year the institute provides grants for competing organizations whose aim is educating the public in science and/or biomedical research. This document contains the proceedings of a conference that provided a forum for 98 representatives from institutions (public and private research universities, historically black institutions, and four-year liberal arts colleges) receiving undergraduate awards in the 1991 and 1992 competitions to convene and discuss institutional strategies for enhancing undergraduate science education. Topics discussed are as follows: (1) systemic reform; (2) enhancing the educational experience of American Indian students; (3) providing science education opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups; (4) interdisciplinary studies in biochemistry and molecular Biology; (5) faculty development and high school enrichment; (6) computer use for the study of atomic, macromolecule, and organismic structures; (7) science curriculum development; (8) partnerships in education; and (9) teaching and learning strategies. Also included are: program profiles at selected institutions; four appendixes which contain details about the awardee institutions and a list of meeting attendees; a list of grants publications; lists of Howard Hughes Medical Institute trustees, officers, and principal staff members; and a subject index. (ZWH)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Biomedicine, Educational Change, Equal Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Partnerships in Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Programs, Undergraduate Study
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Office of Grants and Special Programs, 4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6789.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Chevy Chase, MD. Office of Grants and Special Programs.