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Meet Angeline Marcks, Amgen Biotech Experience Alumni


Angeline Marcks | Warwick, Rhode Island

  • Amgen Biotech Experience Year: 2011-2012
  • Current Profession/Academic Ambitions: Undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island hoping to one day research genetically modified foods.

"The hands-on components of ABE were much better than what was offered in other science courses I had taken. They are really what turned me on to science as a potential career."

Amgen Teach: Supporting Science Educators Across Europe

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Amgen Teach deepens student interest and achievement in science by strengthening the ability of teachers to use enquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Through support from the Amgen Foundation, Amgen Teach provides professional development opportunities for life science teachers in ten countries across Europe through training workshops and distance learning events.

Guest Post by Sam Gary: Attending the 2015 U.S. Amgen Scholar Symposium


It’s the homestretch, but instead of cars racing to the finish line, there are over 200 young scientists scrambling to collect significant data worthy of publication.

Guest Post by Isabelle Rosenthal: Attending the 2015 U.S. Amgen Scholar Symposium


Guest post written by Caltech Amgen Scholar Isabelle Rosenthal

As we clambered out of the bus, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Amgen Symposium which was taking place over the next few days. I had already spent the previous four weeks as an Amgen Scholar at Caltech getting to know my compatriots there, but this was new territory on another campus and with every Amgen Scholar in the country.

Exploring Long-Term Solutions To Strengthen the Diversity and Support of the STEM Teacher Workforce


By Dr. Joseph Wilson and Eduardo Celtin
Dr. Joseph Wilson is a Teach For America—Phoenix alumnus and senior managing director of the organization’s STEM initiative. 
Eduardo Celtin is the president of Amgen Foundation

A Closer Look at the Amgen Scholars of 2015


Admission into the Amgen Scholars Program has become increasingly competitive, attracting talented undergraduates from all over the globe. Now in its ninth year, the Program continues to grow in its visibility and prestige.  

Irish Student Gets Her Heart Set on Research as an 2014 Amgen Scholar


Both Orla Hennessy’s parents were successful medical doctors, but she wasn’t sure she wanted to follow in their footsteps — especially her father’s. As an interventional cardiologist, he was often gone on 24-hour calls.

Still, when Hennessy finished high school early and at 16 was faced with a decision about what studies to pursue, she chose medicine.

Meet Amgen Scholar Mentor Randy Schekman, PhD


Randy Schekman, PhD

Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Growing up, Randy Schekman was always enthusiastic about math and science. But the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine—for his fundamental work showing how proteins move within cells and are secreted—first developed a passion for bench biology as an undergraduate. 


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