UD Education News: HHMI Award Supports Undergraduate Discovery

in an understandable context."

Such anecdotal evidence suggests that active learning techniques built around stories help students learn more effectively and retain information longer. White and other PBL pioneers at UD also point to pre- and post-class surveys, which provide more concrete evidence that the method works. White, who earned his Ph.D. at Brandeis University and served as a research fellow in Harvard's Department of Chemistry before joining the UD faculty in 1971, says students faced with real questions learn to think critically and work cooperatively in teams.

They also learn to identify the limits of their existing knowledge, and they gain critical investigative skills. Yoon, Heidenfelder and other students, for example, quickly concluded they should hit the library to determine "whether all the carbon atoms in clothing are ultimately derived from photosynthesis."

And, White says, "That's the whole point. They need to take the initiative to solve the problem independently. They won't be able to hold jobs or succeed in graduate school if they don't know how to find answers."

HHMI award at work

Over the next four years, the $1.6 million HHMI grant will support: (1) interdisciplinary research projects by undergraduates, including minority students; (2) outreach efforts to promote biological sciences at the high-school level; (3) faculty development and implementation of active learning methods; and (4) new equipment.

The HHMI award also will help UD expand its existing NUCLEUS program (Network for Undergraduate Collaborative Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Scholars), reports David C. Usher, associate professor of biological sciences at UD, who coauthored the HHMI proposal. Established in 1993, the NUCLEUS program has served 59 students to date. Enrollment has increased from 26 to 129, and nearly half the group has gone on to pursue an advanced degree.

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