Drs. Troy Zars and Elizabeth King, in the Division of Biological Sciences, were recently awarded a $462,900 National Science Foundation grant! This grant will be providing funding for a project which will focus on how genes underlie variation in learning and memory performance in fruit flies. Additionally, this grant will support an outreach program called Stepping Into Science. Stepping Into Science aims to diversify the scientific pipeline by partnering high school students with MU graduate students. Stepping Into Science was founded by Patricka Williams-Simon, a graduate student who is being co-mentored by Zars and King.