Science education boosted by grant

$750,000 aims to get K-12 students more interested in science.
Thursday, July 5, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:37 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A recent $750,000 grant to the MU School of Medicine will bring state-of-the-art technology to Columbia and St. Louis public schools. Given by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the money is part of a national effort to connect medical institutions to their surrounding communities and get elementary and secondary students more interested in science.