Sue Ford, St. John’s University, and her colleague, Felicia Carvahlo, have been accepted to the 2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology from June 11–16 at Harvard University. Multiple Institutes are held throughout the year at different venues, bringing together science faculty and instructional staff from various colleges and universities. The goal is to focus on creating ways to actively engage students in science and scientific thinking. The Institute will include intensive discussions, demonstrations, and working sessions on research-based approaches to undergraduate education. More information on the program can be found on the Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology website. Dr. Ford is the 2012 SOT Undergraduate Educator Award recipient and chair of the Education Committee Undergraduate Education Subcommittee.