The College of Charleston has received a $1.4 million award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The award is part of a national $50 million initiative to enable schools to create more engaging science classes, bring real-world research experiences to students, and increase the diversity of students who study science.
This is the second grant the college has received in the Hughes competition, held every four years. More than 200 schools were invited to apply for the awards. Charleston was one of 47 colleges and universities to receive grant money.