Topic: Freshman Research Inititaive

Program That Engages First-Year Students in Research Awarded $1.6 Million by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

May 20, 2010

The University of Texas at Austin has received $1.6 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to expand the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) in the College of Natural Sciences and get more first-year science students engaged in authentic research.

The funding is part of a new round of grants from HHMI totaling $79 million that will help universities nationwide strengthen undergraduate and precollege science education.

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