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Million-Dollar Plums for Teaching Biology

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Science  27 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5590, pp. 2190-2191
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5590.2190

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Last week, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced fellowships that will give each of 20 top U.S. biologists $1 million over 4 years to enhance undergraduate education. The new awards are meant to improve science curricula at major research universities, where courses are often outdated, boring, and impersonal.