Véronique Delesalle, professor and chair of the biology department, was interviewed on WITF radio about the $1.3 million grant recently awarded to the College by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
Central PA colleges chosen to receive millions in science grants
Some midstate colleges have been selected from a pool of nationwide applicants to receive grants designed to enhance on-campus science programs. Franklin and Marshall, Gettysburg, and Juniata colleges have been awarded grants by the biomedical research firm, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Gettysburg College's Biology Department Chair, Veronique Delesalle, says her school's $1.3 million award will help bring graduate-level research opportunities to undergrads. "It's this basic recognition that close collaboration between faculty and students, the ability for students at schools where you don't have graduate students, for undergraduate students to kind of move into that role of being researchers and collaborators with faculty," she says. Delesalle says the school will also use the money to host seminars and buy new equipment for science classes. Of the 180 schools that applied, 47 were chosen to receive the grants.