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Amgen Scholars Program 2014 Annual Report


The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of young scientists across the globe with access to cutting-edge scientific research experiences at leading educational institutions through a 12-year, $50-million commitment from the Amgen Foundation. Since 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program has provided those engaging, hands-on opportunities for more than 2,500 undergraduates from across the United States and Europe. The experience has been deeply transformative for many Scholars, as is evident by their stories and their trajectories on to scientific degree programs and careers.

Meet the Amgen Scholars of 2015


When most undergrads think back on ‘summer vacations’, they may associate them with sleeping in late, heading to the beach and spending free time watching Netflix.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Lisa Selina Rodermund


"I realized that with a science-based career I will not only improve my own mind, but also the world around me."

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Carly O'Connor


"I have been studying Japanese for eight years, and the ability to use my language skills and conduct science is incomparable to any other experience I have ever had."

Amgen Biotech Experience Turns 25!


Amgen Foundation has been, and continues to be, deeply committed to investing in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and promoting science literacy. To ignite a passion for science in students, it is crucial that they have access to hands-on experiences in the classroom. Likewise, it is essential that teachers are equipped with the knowledge, resources and professional development opportunities needed to inspire their students.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Maxwell B. Wang


"These interactions will help me to explore the various fields of bioengineering and settle on a direction for graduate school and the rest of my career."

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Alexandra Imre


"...the Amgen Scholars Program (ASP) is an unparalleled opportunity for young scientists to improve their professional skills."

Amgen Foundation Announces New Grant to Bring Hands-on Labs to Thousands of Rhode Island High School Students

Amgen Biotech Experience Expected to Reach 7,000 Rhode Island Students Over Next Two Years

The Amgen Foundation will invest more than $4 million to strengthen the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) program across the United States, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and Ireland over the next two years. This includes awarding $100,000 to the University of Rhode Island (URI) to continue empowering Rhode Island teachers to inspire the next generations of scientists by giving their high school students access to the same lab equipment used by research scientists in the field today.

Amgen Foundation Announces New $4 Million Commitment to Bring Hands-On Biotechnology Labs to Secondary School Students

Amgen Biotech Experience Expected to Reach More Than 150,000 Students Over Next Two Years
Press Release

Thousand Oaks, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Amgen Foundation announced today that it will invest more than $4 million to support and strengthen the Amgen Biotech Experience program across the United States, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and Ireland. The Amgen Biotech Experience includes an engaging series of labs that effectively bring biotechnology into classrooms.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Alexis Grace Garcia


“The two opportunities I have found most incredible have been meeting other budding scientists, both here at the NIH and from other Amgen sites while at the symposium in California, and absorbing as much as I possibly can from some of the nation's foremost scientists and career advisors.”


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