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The Write Stuff: 3 Expert Tips from Tama Hasson on Academic Science Writing

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Dr. Tama Hasson starts off her New Year grilling would-be science writing skills tutors. From January to June, she interviews and evaluates senior graduate students to see if they have the “write stuff” to shepherd Amgen Scholars through the science writing process at UCLA.

Real Life Research Experience: Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Agata Misiaszek

"Working at the interface of the academia and industry seems the most appealing to me, as it allows for both the basic curiosity-driven research and its application."
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Agata Misiaszek

Wrocław, Poland

Host University: Karolinska Institute

Home University: The University of Edinburgh

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Molecular biology

Expected Graduation: May 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Ioannis Koulas From Greece Shares His #AmgenScholars Journey

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Ioannis Koulas

Thessaloniki, Greece

Host University: ETH Zürich

Home University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Did You Know First-Year Students Can Also Be Amgen Scholars? Meet Yulia Kostina

"Although the Amgen Scholars Program was advertised as a program for undergraduates, I never thought it would be possible for first-year students to get in."
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Yulia Kostina

Moscow, Russia

Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Home University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Biology

Expected Graduation: 2019

Journey to Science

What’s the larger significance of your Amgen Scholars research? What’s your ultimate career goal?

A Diagnosis That Led to Life’s Mission: Working to Reverse Alopecia Areata at Columbia

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Most Amgen Scholars only begin to learn about their summer research topic in their college years. For Trévon C. Gordon, his research topic began in high school, when he began to suffer from a condition called alopecia areata, which prevents him from growing hair. Since then, understanding the autoimmune disease has become his mission, and he spent his Amgen Scholars summer researching ways to treat it with a cutting-edge researcher who herself has alopecia areata.

Canada 2067: Formidable Challenges (and Opportunities!) Ahead

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation
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My personal awakening to what a good science education could look like happened in Canada, in my 10th grade physics class with Mr. Burt at Westmount High School in Montreal in the early 90's. I started high school in Brazil and had already taken a year of physics, but frankly, had not learned much through the experience. After a brief lecture on basic properties of waves, Mr. Burt broke us into groups and asked that we explore the concepts he had just taught us using ripple tanks.

Young Scientists Share Their Thoughts on the Amgen Biotech Experience in Singapore

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Hear from students in Whitely Secondary School, Singapore as they share their experiences of how the Amgen Biotech Experience sparked their interest in science discovery.
 
 

Amgen & The Joy of Discovery: Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow

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At Amgen we are guided by our mission to serve patients. The joy of discovery is a feeling that unites all our scientists no matter their origin, gender, or age. The Amgen Biotech Experience provides students around the world the opportunity to experience the joy of discovery: https://www.amgenbiotechexperience.com/

 

Opportunity for Transformation, Innovation, and Diversity: Thoughts on the Amgen Scholars Program

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For Cammi Valdez, undergraduate research was a pivotal moment in her life. It was her first exposure to thinking critically about a single question and the first time she could delve into thinking about creating something novel. Now program manager for the Harvard University Amgen Scholars Program, Valdez loves seeing that transformation occur for students participating in the undergraduate research experience.

Solving the Immunology Puzzle: A Scholar's Journey From Caltech to Forbes 30 Under 30

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In high school, Marvin Gee was fortunate to get a jump start on his research career, working at the National Cancer Institute. Cancer had been a personal interest of his because of the death of his uncle who battled with the disease. His early exposure to bioscience research helped him realize that biology is like a complicated puzzle. It all eventually fits together to make perfect sense.

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