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The Joys of Working in a Lab: Reflections on a Summer at the Kyoto University

Guest post written by Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Nguyen Hoang Yen Nhi
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For me, the most valuable part of Amgen Scholars Program was working in a laboratory. I met great people who made me feel appreciated and loved.

In my host laboratory, I found the field that I am passionate about and where I really want to continue working in the future: microalgae research. I was surprised by the large number of species of microalgae in our lab and admired the research of other lab members. I also saw and used some technology for the first time such as the HPLC sequencing machine that my home university taught us about but did not have.

Fall 2017 Amgen Scholars Travel Award Now Open

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The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards. The deadline for application submission is October 19, 2017.

Access the application and recommender form.

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Scaling What Works in #STEM

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation
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The cover of National Geographic magazine’s March 2015 issue is framed in my home office.

Amgen Staff Members Volunteer in Rockport After Hurricane Harvey

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A team of Amgen volunteers recently traveled to Rockport, Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory

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For new Amgen Scholars thinking about the next 10 years, it might feel nearly impossible to imagine where they’ll be. Perhaps their research will lead them to academia, perhaps a biotech startup, perhaps policy – the options may feel endless. This unpredictability resonates for one alumna who was part of the first cohort of the Amgen Scholars program in 2007 and took an unexpected trajectory to where she is now.

Hands-on Scientific Learning Goes Global with Amgen Biotech Experience Expansion

by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
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It's no surprise that when students become fascinated by science, that enthusiasm can be contagious. From our survey with Change the Equation, we know students crave hands-on biology experiences that are often lacking in the classroom.

Amgen Foundation Expands The Amgen Biotech Experience, Bringing Total Program Reach To 900,000 High School Students By 2020

Recent research shows students gain confidence, interest in science and biotechnology after participating in program
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August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Amgen Foundation today announced it will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) to reach nearly 900,000 high school students by 2020. For nearly 30 years, ABE has empowered high school science teachers to implement real-world biotechnology labs in their classrooms to help their students better understand science and how it influences their daily lives.

Amgen Staff Volunteer at an Animal Shelter

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These three senior biopharmaceutical reps recently volunteered at a local animal shelter.

Amgen Volunteers in Phoenix Support a Local Nonprofit

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Two senior biopharmaceutical reps in Phoenix volunteered at local nonprofit, Maggie's Place, to help expectant mothers gain resources and support.

Updating America’s Lab Report

Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
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More than 10 years ago, the groundbreaking America’s Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science examined the effectiveness of high school laboratory experiences. This report was a useful resource that we at Amgen Foundation referenced regularly when updating and enhancing our science education programs.

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