Twenty students with an interest in and commitment to interdisciplinary science training will be selected to take part in special linked sections of courses that are required for medical and graduate programs. As an additional advantage, students are automatically pre-enrolled into these courses, and therefore do not have to compete for slots in the regular registration process. These courses will be taught during the student’s sophomore year (2012-2013). This program includes:

  1. A minimum of two (of three) linked courses. Professors in each course will work together to make apparent the connections among different subjects. Because the same group of students will be enrolled in the same course(s) at any time, opportunities to study and learn together will be greatly increased.
    • Genetics (BIO-221) and Bioorganic Chemistry (CHM-220) will be offered as linked courses in the fall semester of 2012.
    • It is anticipated that a new course focusing on Statistics for Scientists will be available as a course with common enrollment in the spring semester of 2013.
    • HHMI Scholars will complete at minimum two of the three Scholars courses, and will also be enrolled in the 1-hour HHMI Seminar program (see below) during each term of participation.
  2. A seminar in scientific research continuing throughout the academic year. The HHMI seminar is awarded one academic credit per term. (This is the same seminar listed for Fellows. Students who are both Scholars and Fellows will only attend and receive credit for a single 1-credit course in each term.)
  3. In order to participate, students must complete the pre-requisites appropriate to the Scholars courses in which they enroll (BIO-111 or AP credit for Genetics, CHM-120 for Bioorganic, MTH-150 or AP credit for the anticipated Statistics course).

Scholars may, but are not required to, also apply to the Undergraduate Fellows Program.

Please check this site for additional information and application instructions late in the Fall Semester. In the interim, we recommend that you work with your academic advisor to make sure you have completed the necessary pre-requisites by the end of your freshman year to enroll in Genetics and Bioorganic Chemistry in the fall of the sophomore year. The application will include recommendations from your academic advisor and one instructor in a math or science course, so make an effort to make a positive impression on your math/science/computer science instructors.

To add your name to the list of students who will receive an application automatically via e-mail, please send a request to Dr. Eli Hestermann.


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