Faculty Teaching Fellows
The four-year, $1.2M
from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
to the University of Delaware for undergraduate science education
on and is entitled "Stimulating Attitudes of Inquiry." This theme comes
a quotation from James
Bryant Conant, distinguished chemist, educational scholar, college
government advisor, statesman, and author.
"When does a scientist become a scientist? It is not when a person knows many facts and even understands in depth some aspect of the natural world. I would suggest the transition occurs when curiosity about a phenomenon leads to an inquiry for new knowledge. This can occur in a person with little or lots of knowledge about a subject. It is an attitude of inquiry."
Who is eligible? Due to the emphasis on the integration of biology and chemistry of the current HHMI grant, teaching faculty primarily in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry are eligible for up to $5000 summer stipend to work on course and curriculum projects related to the integration of introductory biology and chemistry. These awards are renewable.
HHMI Faculty Teaching
Fellows will be encouraged to promote and participate in inter- and
intra-institutional dissemination of innovative teaching and learning
strategies. Some matching funds for travel to science education
meetings are available. Fellows will be expected to help sponsor
and host visiting science
education scholars who present their work in regularly scheduled
departmental seminar series.