- The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Pennsylvania State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute are teaming up to replicate a program aimed at increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields.
- The goal is to adapt elements of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, which Maryland-Baltimore County used to become a top producer of minority scientists.
- Howard Hughes Medical is investing $7.5 million in the five year project.
As they develop their own programs modeled on the Meyerhoff program, the partners in the project will document, assess, and share information on what works so that it can be implemented at other universities. Its success has yet to be reproduced elsewhere. Howard Hughes Medical originally worked with the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on the project.