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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

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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

Journey to Science

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

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Letter from the Amgen Foundation President

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Amgen was founded more than 30 years ago with the incredible ambition of unlocking the power of biology to help create lifesaving medicines. Now the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, Amgen has reached millions of patients globally and continues to develop a pipeline of promising medicines. Scientific expertise is in our DNA, and our scientists and staff are the engines that propel this enterprise forward.

Meet Amgen Scholar Christopher Divsalar

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Christopher Divsalar
San Francisco, CA

“I’ve received a taste of what it is like to be a ‘real life scientist’ and find it extremely exciting, challenging, and personally rewarding.”

Host University: MIT
Home University: University of California, Berkeley
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Bioengineering
Expected Graduation: Fall 2014

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Apply to Become a 2015 Amgen Scholar

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Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s premier educational institutions. The 17 host institutions are now accepting applications for the 2015 Amgen Scholars Program:

2015 Amgen Scholars Program Host Institutions

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Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Sasa Svikovic

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Sasa Svikovic

Belgrade, Serbia

“All the lab techniques that I mastered during the Amgen Scholars Program were essentially the ones that I use now every day.”

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