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Amgen Scholars Alumni Wants to Mentor Underrepresented Undergrads Interested in STEM

"Ultimately, I aspire to become a principal investigator (PI) with my own lab crewed by brilliantly blossoming scientists. As of now, I am fascinated by neuroimmunology and the role of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases."
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Cassandra Baker

Host University: Washington University in St. Louis

Home University: University of Houston

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Psychology

Expected Graduation: December 2018 

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Looking to Hire Millennials? Sustainability Commitment Is Key

by Daniel Persica
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The face of the U.S.’s workforce is undergoing a vast and rapid change as an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire each day. With nearly 4 million people calling it quits each year, this silver tsunami is creating a personnel gap that is being felt by a broad range of industries.

Sodexo and Partner Campuses Fight Hunger in Local Communities by Making & Donating Tens of Thousands of Sandwiches

Hunger-Fighting Efforts are Part of World Kindness Day Celebrations
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. December 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – During the season of giving, Sodexo-sponsored teams of volunteers at colleges and universities are giving back to others by assembling more than 37,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for hunger-relief organizations throughout the western United States. This is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to fighting hunger in the communities in which it operates.

Girl Scouts Target GM’s Waste for Their Sustainability Project

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GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.

Domtar Sustainability Monthly Minute | November - December 2017

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Wild Turkey Renewal

Turkey is at the top of many menus this time of year. But when the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, only 1.5 million wild turkeys were living in North America. Today, that number is nearly 7 million. Watch Tom Kain, procurement forester at Domtar's Kingsport, Tennessee mill explain how responsible forest management protects the habitat of this unique species.

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Policy Pursuits Take Two Amgen Scholars Beyond the Lab

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When Cameron Clarke was first assigned a policy brief as an Amgen Scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016, it was the start of something big: a career in public health policy. In the year that followed, he would use the policy brief writing skills again and again as an intern on Capitol Hill, and then with several local government organizations on issues ranging from opioid addiction and minority health inequities to environmental policy.

Closing the Tech Skills Gap for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

By Terry Z. Long, Chief Executive Officer, The Arc Southern Maryland
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Looking for a job, learning how to type, using an ATM, creating a budget, or making social connections online – these are all skills many of us take for granted as technology is so ingrained in our everyday life.

Viacom’s Partnership with Franktown Makes Dreams a Possibility

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Viacom’s OneCommunity, an impact team initiated by the Global Business Services Department, is making strides to improve the community within and around them. One example of the impactful work done comes from the team in Cool Springs, Tennessee, that has a long-standing partnership with Franktown Open Hearts to provide children with knowledge and experiences they may not have received otherwise in hope to provide greater opportunities and paths for the immediate and foreseeable future.

As Demand for Tech Skills Surges, Is College Really Right for All?

By Leon Kaye
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A Georgetown University study suggests 65 percent of all jobs in the U.S. will require more than a high school education by 2020. Hence it is clear that much work needs to be done to narrow the educational achievement and economic opportunity gaps in the U.S.

Why IBM Invests Time and Dollars in the Institute for CSR

By: Diane Melley, Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives, Corporate Marketing, Communications and Citizenship, IBM
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At IBM, we view talent development as a core value and a key element of our current and future success. Investing in employee training not only helps attract and retain great team members, it also builds loyalty, inspires creativity, and increases our reputation as a company.

But, employee development, like many areas of business requires planning, investment, and an eye towards the future.

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