The Undergraduate Biology Research Program at the University of Arizona has won a $1.8 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The program helps college and high-school students conduct math and science research by pairing them with university researchers in a variety of fields.
About a third of students from the competitive program go into the medical field and another third go into research, according to a UA press release.
The money also supports seminars for faculty and students to discuss research findings; mentoring; and designing better math and science classes.
The program has been funded in part by HHMI for 21 years.