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Amgen Teach: Engaging Science Educators

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

LMU Amgen Scholar Milica Vunjak Gets Access to Crucial Research Tools

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As a young girl growing up in a small town in northern Serbia, Milica Vunjak spent more than 10 years studying ballet. During that period, when she wasn’t in school, or studying, she was dancing. Her dedication paid off when, at 14, she won second prize in a national ballet contest, the Serbian republic competition of Music and Ballet schools.

During high school, her other passion and talent pulled her along a new path. She was good at chemistry and biology, and an enthusiastic chemistry teacher encouraged her to pursue science at university

The Pioneers of the Amgen Biotech Experience

Pioneers lay the roads for those who follow to walk on. ~ Unknown
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Though the Amgen Biotech Experience now reaches more than 60,000 students and hundreds of teachers each year, the program had humble beginnings. It all started with a group of scientists and teachers who had a passion for sharing their knowledge with students.

Meet Amgen Scholar Oarteze Hunter

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“Being in the presence of these big professors and doctors and having the chance to dialogue with them has been really inspiring.”

Meet Amgen Scholar Hildigunnur Anna Hall

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Hildigunnur Anna Hall

Reykjavik, Iceland

“I didn’t really know what psychologists in the lab do. I mean, yes, I’ve read scientific papers, but nothing beats hands-on experience.”

Host University: University of Cambridge
Home University: University of Iceland
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Psychology
Expected Graduation: 2016

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Amgen Foundation Has Committed Over $100M to STEM Education

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The Amgen Foundation has created a two-pronged approach to inspire the next generation of innovators: (1) investing in and supporting science teachers; and (2) creating hands-on opportunities for students.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Randy Cuevas

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Randy Cuevas

Bronx, NY

“The most rewarding part is feeling like a scientist. They take the training wheels off after the first week of this program.”

Host University: Stanford University
Home University: Skidmore University
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Biology
Expected Graduation: 2016

Journey to Science

What is Your Favorite #ScienceExperiment?

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In honor of the recent expansion of the Amgen Scholars Program, we want to know: What was your favorite science experiment in school? Share your answers on Twitter using the #ScienceExperiment hashtag! 

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Meet Amgen Scholar Hannah Park

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Hannah (Hyun Ji) Park

New York, NY

“This summer, I worked in a biomedical engineering lab, doing research in regenerative medicine.” 

Host University: Columbia University
Home University: Columbia University
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Chemical Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2016

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At age 19, Hannah Park experienced a harrowing incident that forever changed the course of her life.

Meet Amgen Scholar Reem Abdel-Haq

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Reem Abdel-Haq
Simi Valley, CA

“Ultimately, I’d like to create affordable therapies for people, especially in less developed countries with inefficient healthcare systems.”

Host University: Stanford University
Home University: Brown University
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Biology
Expected Graduation: 2016

Journey to Science

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