Chemical Engineering

From Creating Rock Climbing Holds to Conducting Amgen Scholars Research, Meet Elizabeth (Lily) Hallett

"I was really interested in exploring Caltech, specifically the Lewis lab’s work on solar fuel. That particular project really drew me to apply to the Program."

Elizabeth (Lily) Hallett

Fayetteville, Arkansas Carolina

Host University: Caltech

Home University: University of Arkansas

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Chemical Engineering

Expected Graduation: Spring 2019

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at MIT


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

June 8 - August 6, 2016

February 1, 2016

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar

Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow the link above to find this institution’s application.


Sara Nelson
Program Director

Amgen Scholars Become Mentors


Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008 Scholar Megan Krench is one of those who has acted as a mentor, taking on two Amgen Scholars during her time as a doctoral student at MIT. “I had a really positive experience with the Amgen Scholars Program, and I wanted to give back to the Program. It was a nice opportunity to show my appreciation,” says Megan, who expected to graduate with a PhD in brain and cognitive sciences in February 2016.

Huntsman’s Titanium Dioxide Pigment Manufacturing Facility at Greatham, UK Wins Prestigious Global IChemE Award


Huntsman’s titanium dioxide pigment manufacturing facility at Greatham has won the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Chemical Engineering Project of the Year Award 2014. The award was presented to the Greatham team for the Improved Chlorinator Efficiency (ICE) Transform project that has helped improve the site's efficiency by giving the site more feedstock flexibility. Steve Sutcliffe, technology expert for the chloride process at Greatham, accepted the award on behalf of the Greatham project team.

Meet Amgen Scholar Hannah Park


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.

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