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HHMI Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program

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1998  1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005  2006
(News items from 2006 - 2010)

1998 News

Beyond Bio101: The Transformation of Undergraduate Biology Education
            HHMI publication

HHMI Awards $91.1 Million for Undergraduate Science Education at 58 Universities
           16 September 1998 - HHMI Press Release

$1.6M Award Supports Undergraduate Researchers. by Ginger Pinholster
            17 September 1998 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 18(3) p1-2.

University Gets $1.6 Million. by Carlos Walkup
            18 September 1998 - University of Delaware, The Review, Vol 125(5) pA4.

Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery. by Ginger Pinholster
Active Learning at Delaware. by Ginger Pinholster
HHMI Award at Work. by Ginger Pinhoslster
            Winter 1998 - University of Delaware, Messenger, Vol 8(1) p13.

1999 News
Students Find Their NUCLEUS
by Kyle Belz

            23 February 1999 - University of Delaware, The Review, Vol 125(34) pA6.

First-ever Dinner for NUCLEUS Program Held, by Kyle Belz
            26 February 1999 - University of Delaware, The Review, Vol 125(35) pA7.

Student Team Investigates Heart Disease, by Barbara Garrison
            23 September 1999 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 19(4)

NUCLEUS Coordinator Shares Her Enthusiasm for Program, by Sue Moncure
            21 October 1999 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 19(8) p4.

2000 News
Lectures Discuss Science Education in Schools

           2 March 2000 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 19(22) p8.

Alpha Lambda Delta announces awards
            8 March 2000 - University of Delaware Press Release

Three Top Seniors Receive Annual Alumni Recognition
    10 May 2000 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 19(30).
        [Dan Dries was an HHMI Undergraduate Research Scholar]

Summer Scholars in Session
            24 August 2000 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 19 (38).

Learning to Learn: Undergraduates Explore New Ways to Understand Science,
         by Susan Perry,  HHMI Bulletin 13(1), 24 - 29 (July 2000).

2001 News
Hughes Institute supports science education seminars
            18 January 2001 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 20(9), 9.

Undergrad from Ukraine publishes work on DNA research, by Sue Moncure,
             15 March 2001 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 20(12), 10.
            [Eugene Antipov is an HHMI Undergraduate Research Scholar]

Biology students honored, by Mandy Tust
  13 April 2001 - University of Delaware Review, Vol 127(44), 10.[Six HHMI-sponsored undergraduate research
             student  present posters at the Experimental Biology Meetings in Orlando, FL.]

Six Undergrauates present research at national meeting, by Barbara Garrison
            3 May 2001 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 20(15), 9.

Orlando Undergrad Poster Competition a Big Success,
            ASBMB News - June/July 2001 Vol X(3), 1,7-8.

UD Science Graduates Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships, by Barbara Garrison
         (Three of the awardees, LaPorte, Paulson, and Simons, are former HHMI undergraduate research students.)
           19 July 2001 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 20(18), 4.

Summer undergraduate research symposium hosts mock poster session,
         by Barbara Garrison
           16 August 2001 - University of Delaware UpDate, Vol 20(19), 13.

2002 News
Big Payoffs from College Students' Research
, by Jennifer Donovan

     (Michael Usher's experience at national meetings noted)
            HHMI Bulletin, 15(1), 39 (March 2002)
            Reprinted ASBMB Today 1(2), 20 & 22 (2002).

UD students win top honors at Experimental Biology Meeting
  by Barbara Garrison  UDaily May 2, 2002
        See also, Undergraduate Poster Competition Draws Outstanding Entries. ASBMB Today 1 (3), 14-15, (2002)

Delaware chemistry students honored
  (HHMI Scholars Valerie Dzubeck and Allison Olszewski among those honored.)
        UDaily May 3, 2002

HHMI awards UD $1.7 million grant for biology education by Neil Thomas
  A new four-year grant from HHMI is announced.
      UDaily July 9, 2002UpDate September 22(1), page 2

Top Honors: UD Students Suzanne Biehn and Justin DiAngelo Awarded First Prizes at National Biology Meeting, by Barbara Garrison
  Report on ASBMB Poster Session at Experimental Biology Meetings in New Orleans in April
      UpDate June-July 2002, 21(7), page 15

UD hosts international PBL conference to help shape future of education,
by Cornelia Weil
   HHMI Undergraduate Program Director is coorganizer of international PBL conference
     UpDate June-July 2002, 21(7)

Son of UD's Nobel Laureate to Speak at Undergraduate Research Symposium
UDaily July 16, 2002

Nathans addresses UD research symposium
    Photo and note on Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
    UDaily August 12, 2002

Students enticed into research with new pilot program
 HHMI Undergraduate Program initiates an analytical chemistry course for high school students as part of its outreach initiative.
  UDaily August 28, 2002

UD instructional techniques highlighted in national publication
   HHMI support for the problem-based learning effort acknowledged
   UpDate September 22(1), page 11

2003 News
Diversity efforts will expand at UD

    UDDaily April 16, 2003

University opens minority programs to all
   The Review April 18, 2003

NUCLEUS, Bridges programs revamped
   The Review April 25, 2003

The Winners: Undergraduate Poster Competition
    Four University of Delaware undergraduate researchers receive recognition at a national meeting in San Diego.
    ASBMB Today, May 2003, p 10-11

Summer program enriches undergrad research experience
    News item on the summer undergraduate research enrichment program and student who went to the San Diego meeting.
    UDaily June 27, 2003

College-level chemistry program whets high school students' taste for laboratory research 
    News item on the HHMI outreach program run by Dr. Tom Beebe.

    UDaily August 15, 2003

2004 News
9 Undergrads conduct HHMI-funded Research

    Announcement of the HHMI Winter Scholars
    UDaily January 27, 2004

Undergraduate researcher takes top national prize
By Kathryn Canavan

  Amanda Peters receives a first place award for her poster at the annual ASBMB Meetings in Boston
   UDaily June 28, 2004

Summer research symposium sets record
By Barbara Garison
    At total of 94 students present posters of talks at Undergraduate Research Symposium
    UDaily August 23, 2004  

Four in a Row for Delaware At Undergraduate Poster Competition
    One or more University of Delaware students have been  first place winners for the past four years in the Undergraduate
    Poster Competition sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at their annual national
    ASBMB Today 3(5), 20, August 2004

Students Present Research at National Conference

Minority students in UD’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) NUCLEUS Program and the National Institutes of Health Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program presented posters of their research at the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in Dallas, Nov. 10-13
UDaily  December 9, 2004.

2005 News
Delaware Shaped Legacy of "Aviator"

Article in local paper about the legal battles in Delaware that helped establish HHMI.
Wilmington News Journal February 12, 2005 by Ted Griffith

Local student benefits from Hughes program

Letter to the Editor  about HHMI support of local student, Jake LaPorte, in response to preceding article.
Wilmington News Journal, February 18, 2005 by Maureen LaPorte
Opening Doors to Success in Science
Article about the HHMI  NUCLEUS Program
The Messenger 13(2) p35 (2005) by Ann Manser
UD student, alumna make NIH presentations

Nicole Barkley and Janelle Green participate in the Minority Trainee Research Forum at NIH.
UDaily March 24, 2005 by Becca Hutchinson

3 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

James Parris and Agata Bielska, junior biochemistry majors whose undergraduate research and travel to national conferences has been supported by HHMI, are two of a record three Goldwater Scholarships awarded this year to UD students.
UDaily April 8, 2005 by Martin Mbugua

2 seniors win med tech scholarships
        Claire Zelinskas and Apoorva Srivastava, undergraduate research students supported by HHMI, have recieved medical technbolgy scholarships.
          UDaily April 12, 2005 by Sue Moncure           

Undergrads Present Research at National Meeting

Twelve undergraduate students presented posters at the Experimental Biology Meetings in San Diego. The trip was organized by the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program at the University of Delaware.
UDaily April 15 2005

UD student chemists take top ISCC honor

Five HHMI supported undergraduate research students presented talks at the 69th Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Conference. Matt Roberts and Heather Egolf-Fox came away with awards in their respective divisions.
UDaily April 21, 2005

Undergrads present research at CAA Conference

Sarah Redding, an HHMI-supported  student, was among 12 UD students who presented their undergraduate research at the Collonial Athletic Association conference at Hofstra University. NUCLEUS program participants, Dyesha Dwight and Jared Ali, also presented their research.  
UDaily April 22, 2005 
From Nigeria to Newark - Its been a trip for a UD Senior
Jumy Fadugba, BS Biochemistry '05, HHMI Undergraduate Research Scholar, and member of NUCLEUS, gets full scholarship to Vanderbilt Medical School.
UDaily May 28, 2005
Sigma Xi Honors Seniors for Research
Matthew Roberts, Amanda Peters, and Alison Wojcik, HHMI Undergraduate Research Scholars were among the five graduatinmg seniors regognized by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, for their Undergraduate honors theses.
UDaily June 1, 2005
Junior to do Muscular Dystrophy Research
Shaila Parker, a junior biochemistry major in the NUCLEUS program, will work in the laboratory of HHMI Investigator Louis Kunkel at Children's Hospital in Boston Massachusetts as part of the HHMI EXROP program.
UDaily June 1, 2005
4 Faculty Win Top A&S Awards
Professor Hal White, Director of the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program received the 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award in the College of Arts and Sciences.
UDaily 13 June 2005
From Nigeria To Newark
NUCLEUS student, Jumy Fadugma, graduates and heads for medical School at Vanderbilt
          UDaily 1 July 2005

Record Turnout Marks Symposium
Report on the fifth annual, HHMI-sponsored Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium held August 10 that had 97 student presenters.
UDaily August 23, 2005
Biology Prof Honored for Diversity Initiatives
Prof. David Usher, Assistant Director of the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program, received national recognition for his efforts to promote access  to science among underrepresented minorities in the sciences.
UDaily September 23, 2005
Undergrads recognized for research
Three NUCLEUS students, Nicole Barkley, Andrew Farach, and Shaila Parker,  presented and won awards at UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium on October 15.
UDaily October 28, 2005
Two UD Students Win Marshall Scholarships
James Parris, a HHMI-supported student, was one of two UD students selected for a prestigious Marshal Scholarship.
UDaily November 29, 2005
2006 News
Senior Wins National Recognition for Biology Research

HHMI, Beckman, and Goldwater Scholar, Liang-I Kang, recieved first prize for her poster presentation in the Molecular and Cellular Biology category at the AAAS Meetings in St. Louis.
UDaily March 15, 2006 by Becca Hutchinson

Top NUCLEUS Students Honored
       UDaily March 22, 2006 by Barbara Garrison

10 Undergrads to make CAA Research Presentations

Chinedu Nworu, a senior biological sciences major and undergraduate co-coordinator of NUCLEUS was one of the students presenting a research poster at the Colonial Academic Alliance's fourth annual Undergraduate Research Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.
UDaily March 29, 2006 by Martin Mbugua

 Practice Poster Session in Preparation for Experimental Biology Meetings

Students who are scheduled to present posters at the Experimental Biology Meetings in San Francisco, displayed their posters and described their research to faculty in order to improve their presentations.
UDaily March 30, 2006 by Cathy Canavan

Senior wins Chemistry Research Fellowship

Richard Karpowicz, HHMI Undergraduate Research Scholar, wins a Pfizer Scholarship for his work in organic chemistry.

UDaily April 10, 2006 by Barbara Garrison

Undergrad researchers recognized by ASBMB

Five of the ten students who participated in the ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition came away with awards.
UDaily April 14, 2006 by Cathy Canavan

UD Student takes top Organic  Chemistry Honor

Tim Martin wins top organic Chemistry prize at the 70th Intercollegiate Student Chemists Conference at Ursinus College.
UDaily April 26, 2006 by Julia Parmley

Sigma Xi Honors Undergraduate Research

Four of seven students honored by Sigma Xi for their Senior Theses were associated with HHMI research activities. They are: Becky Gable, Jessica Hall,  Sonali Joshi, and James Parris.

UDaily May 30, 2006

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