Yay, brilliant UMM students!

We’ve only had our HHMI undergraduate research program in action for a year, and we’re already seeing success: one of our students has landed a prestigious summer research position.

Ellie Hofer ’15, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of only a few students nationwide selected for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP). EXROP provides outstanding summer research experiences to bright, motivated undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

We like getting rid of our students by kicking them upwards.


  1. Donnie says

    Way to go! Kick them in the ass and up the ladder of success. Best type of ass kicking ever? I prefer having people stand on my shoulders, but of course; I am 197cm. Whatever the method, pull, push, and shove everyone upwards, eh? Love it!

  2. moarscienceplz says

    I believe that Howard Hughes formed the HHMI as a tax dodge, yet it is shaping up as the one thing he did in his life that is having a lasting benefit for mankind. So, yay for “draconian” tax rates for the rich!

  3. sugarfrosted says

    If you know him, tell him a bunch of weird people on the internet say congrats. Myself included.