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Who is Your #ScienceHero?

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In honor of the Amgen Scholars expansion, we want to know who sparked your love of science. Who is your #sciencehero? Share your answer on Twitter using #ScienceHero.


Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Bayardo Garay


Bayardo Garay 
San Francisco, CA

“I actually have a say in how the experiments are done, and what goes on. I’m in charge. You don’t get that level of freedom everywhere.”

Host University: University of California, Berkeley
Home University: University of California, Berkeley
Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Expected Graduation: 2015

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Imaani Easthausen


Imaani Easthausen

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

“It’s really cool to be in an environment to conduct research with other undergrads. I can be involved in the core of what’s going on in the decision-making process.”

  • Host University: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Home University: Bard College
  • Amgen Scholar Year: 2014
  • Major: Biology 
  • Expected Graduation: 2015


Journey to Science

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

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This video shows why the Amgen Foundation is deeply committed to STEM education & sparking the love of science in students. Visit & follow @AmgenFoundation to learn more. The Amgen Foundation seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists.

The Amgen Foundation Expands Amgen Scholars Program to 17 Top Educational Institutions Worldwide

Foundation’s Commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Surpasses $100 Million Milestone
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Amgen Foundation today announced that the Amgen Scholars Program is expanding its presence with new host institutions in the U.S., Europe, and, for the first time, Japan. A signature Foundation initiative, the Amgen Scholars Program aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduates with hands-on summer research opportunities at many of the world's premier educational institutions.


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