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ACI invited to apply for grant for innovative science programs

2007. 08. 14.

CALDWELL – Albertson College of Idaho (ACI) is one of 226 colleges and universities invited to compete for $60 million in science education funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The Institute expects to award approximately 50 grants ranging from $800,000 to $1.6 million to support innovative programs that strengthen undergraduate research, mentoring, interdisciplinary research, and the computational skills of students and faculty. Awards will be given in 2008.

Mark Smith, ACI's vice president of academic affairs, has appointed a faculty committee to work with ACI's grants and foundations office to prepare the College's application.

"Being invited to apply for this grant is a huge honor for the College," Smith said. "During the past five years our science division has cultivated an impressive culture of research that facilitates innovative undergraduate research projects. Our students and faculty have done some extraordinary work that should help us be competitive for this grant."

Other colleges and universities invited to apply for the grant include Amherst College (Mass.), Vassar College (NY), Carroll College (Mont.), Colorado College, Pomona College (Calif.); Reed College (Ore.), Whitman College (Wash.) and Willamette University (Ore.).