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Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Carly O'Connor

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"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!

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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

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"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

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"...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
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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
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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

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“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.”

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Jenny Lai

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“This has helped me confirm my decision to strive for an M.D. – Ph.D. as I have seen the way in which research and medicine coincide and reinforce each other.”

Host University: The University of Tokyo
Home University: Harvard University
Amgen Scholar Year: 2015
Major: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Expected Graduation: 2017

Academic and Professional Ambitions:

What inspired you to major in science?

Amgen Foundation and Khan Academy Come Together to Provide Biology Resources for Students

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Here at the Amgen Foundation, we are deeply committed to inspiring the scientists of tomorrow. Our approach is to invest in creating excellent opportunities for students to learn science, and for science teachers to become even better at nurturing their students’ interest in the subject.

Meet Randall Chin, Amgen Biotech Experience and Amgen Scholars Alumni

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Randall Chin | Los Angeles, California

Amgen Biotech Experience Year: 2002

Current Profession/Academic Ambitions: Postdoctoral Fellow, Jing Huang Laboratory, UCLA

"ABE was my only encounter with hands-on activities in science class which allowed me to actually experience the science and personally relate to the lessons."

How the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Shaped My Educational & Professional Path

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