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A Summer of Research, Fun, and Friendship

Guest post written by ETH Zürich Amgen Scholar Azmi Rahman
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This past summer, I participated in the Amgen Scholars Europe program, which offered students an opportunity to work with a European research lab of their choice and to then share their findings with fellow attendees at a symposium held in University of Cambridge. It was a delightful experience that brought together more than 100 students across 5 universities: ETH Zürich, Karolinska Institute, Institut Pasteur, LMU Munich, and the University of Cambridge.

Cultural and Research Diversity at Kyoto University

Guest post written by Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Grace Njuguna
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The Japan Amgen Scholars Program gives an opportunity to students from every part of the world to come together and participate in research in different branches of science. This year, I was privileged to be part of the Amgen Scholars 2017 cohort, which consisted of 44 international students and 4 students from Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo.

LA Kings to Host Annual Hockey Fights Cancer™ Night at STAPLES Center on Oct. 18

Hockey Fights Cancer™ Night, presented by Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer®, to raise funds and awareness for those impacted by cancer
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – AEG’s Los Angeles Kings’ annual Hockey Fights Cancer™ Night, presented by Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer®, will take place Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at STAPLES Center as the Kings host the Montreal Canadiens beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Ontario Reign players and staff will be present for this organization-wide showing of support for the league-wide initiative.

Amgen Foundation Awards Khan Academy $3 Million to Support Development of Free Comprehensive Biology Lessons

More Than One Million Students Access Biology Content Each Month
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Amgen Foundation today announced a three-year, $3 million grant to Khan Academy to develop comprehensive new biology lessons. The Amgen Foundation is the exclusive sponsor of Khan Academy's biology content.

Scientific Communion at Caltech

Guest post written by Caltech Amgen Scholar Samantha Jensen
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The kitchen of Avery House was a sacred place this summer. Invariably, entering the room led to participating in an earnest and heavy discussion: about aspirations, about CRISPR Cas9 vectors, about God and morality, about algorithmic complexity, about relationships, about protein binding sites, about wind resistance. Undergraduate researchers from all over the world gathered there to joke, watch TV, and eat ramen noodles.

The Joys of Working in a Lab: Reflections on a Summer at the Kyoto University

Guest post written by Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Nguyen Hoang Yen Nhi
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For me, the most valuable part of Amgen Scholars Program was working in a laboratory. I met great people who made me feel appreciated and loved.

In my host laboratory, I found the field that I am passionate about and where I really want to continue working in the future: microalgae research. I was surprised by the large number of species of microalgae in our lab and admired the research of other lab members. I also saw and used some technology for the first time such as the HPLC sequencing machine that my home university taught us about but did not have.

Fall 2017 Amgen Scholars Travel Award Now Open

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The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards. The deadline for application submission is October 19, 2017.

Access the application and recommender form.

About the award

Scaling What Works in #STEM

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation
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The cover of National Geographic magazine’s March 2015 issue is framed in my home office.

Amgen Staff Members Volunteer in Rockport After Hurricane Harvey

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A team of Amgen volunteers recently traveled to Rockport, Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory

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For new Amgen Scholars thinking about the next 10 years, it might feel nearly impossible to imagine where they’ll be. Perhaps their research will lead them to academia, perhaps a biotech startup, perhaps policy – the options may feel endless. This unpredictability resonates for one alumna who was part of the first cohort of the Amgen Scholars program in 2007 and took an unexpected trajectory to where she is now.

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