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VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: The Water Challenge Team

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The Water Challenge team produced one of the most widely read Barclays research reports of 2017, highlighting how the energy industry can help protect water resources. The report, The Water Challenge, Preserving a Global Resource, was published in partnership with Columbia University. The report analyses financial and technical solutions the energy industry can use to lower water-related costs and improve its fresh-water footprint, featuring case studies of companies improving outcomes as a result of these innovative solutions and partnerships. 

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.

The 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition and New Ways to Recognize Social Enterprises

by Cristina McGlew Castro Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving
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By 2030, 500 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet. At the same time, as part of our work to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers. People who will not only thrive but also drive an inclusive digital economy in our increasingly interconnected world.

Alice Heicklen: Enriching the Amgen Scholars Experience at Columbia

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To design and execute a summer research program like Amgen Scholars is no easy feat. The 10-week program at Columbia University and Barnard College in New York requires year-round planning to nail down faculty lectures, laboratory tours, graduate student and career panels, housing, flights, social events, and seminars in science communication.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Danielle Spitzer

"When you’re in the lab, you get to generate new knowledge. There’s an answer out there somewhere, but no one knows it yet.”
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Host University: Columbia University

Home University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Biology and Women’s Studies

Expected Graduation: 2017

 

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Amgen Scholars Gather in New York

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Amgen Scholars hailing from programs across the globe gathered in New York this month for an alumni reunion at Columbia University. There, they got a chance to connect with one another as well as with a few incoming 2016 Amgen Scholars, program leaders and faculty mentors.

In addition, Amgen’s Executive Director of Research Margaret Chu-Moyer spoke about her personal journey and the professional path she took to her current position, telling attendees, "Follow the science; find your passion; fulfill a life of purpose."

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at Columbia University/Barnard College

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Columbia University/Barnard College

PROGRAM DATES
May 31 - August 5, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 1, 2016

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar

Alumni in Action: Luvena Ong

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Host Institution: Columbia University, Barnard College, 2009
Current Status: PhD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

While in the Amgen Scholars Program, Luvena Ong got a firsthand look at what doing independent research would be like. Inspired by the Program and other experiences, she is now pursuing a PhD as a part of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, where she is developing and applying nucleic acid–based nanosystems.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Joseph Landry

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Michael Weiner was known for his unending dedication to his family and employees’ workplace rights. It is that dedication that Joseph Landry, a recipient of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, hopes to replicate. 

“Michael’s concern for all workers and respect for the principles of collective bargaining are ideals that we share,” Landry said. “Michael’s kind demeanor and dedication to giving his all to the members are qualities to which I aspire.”

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