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Chris Impey Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor Grant/Honor

Dept of Astronomy and Steward Observatory and University Distinguished Professor Chris Impey has become the first Astronomer or Physicist to receive the position of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. This award gives him $1million over 5 years to create ways to integrate student learning with his professional research activities.

The UANews press release, entitled "UA's Impey Given $1M Grant to Improve Science Education for Undergrads," is found here

The HHMI press release, and list of 2014 winners, can be found here

The rules of the competition for this award can be found here

A list of previous winners can be found here


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