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Meet the Scientist: Zaven Kaprielian, Director of Research in Neuroscience at Amgen Massachusetts

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Meet the Scientist: Julie M. Lade, Scientist in the Pharmacokinetics & Drug Metabolism Department

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

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Calling All Ed-tech Innovators: Apply Within

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Ed-tech isn’t just about digitizing books and training manuals for a tablet. It’s about using technology to deliver new forms of learning and teaching. It’s about personalizing and accelerating learning for everyone, everywhere, at any time. 

That’s why we’re looking for game-changing solutions for real-world education challenges. If you’re an innovative ed-tech venture in the U.S., we want you to apply for the 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator

Community Impact Investing

From affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, to small business development
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By Jamie Horwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Community Capital Management 

Voya Financial Congratulates Finalists for 2018 National Teacher of the Year Award

Today, the four finalists for 2018 National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Award were announced. The finalists are:
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Voya is proud to support the NTOY program, which helps recognize excellence in the classroom, highlights the important, positive impact that skilled teachers can have on the lives of their students, and amplifies and empowers teachers’ voices. This year marks Voya’s 14th year supporting the National Teacher of the Year program.

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."
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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?

Curiosity Cube Educates and Entertains Students

By Sheryl Walsh
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Last week, 150 fourth graders at North Intermediate Middle School experienced a unique way to learn about science when the Curiosity Cube visited their school. The Curio­sity Cube is a mobile technology and science lab sponsored by Millipore Sigma, a global life science company with offices in the local area. Millipore Sigma uses the lab in an effort to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Rebecca Dowd, Millipore Sigma Curiosity Cube Coor­din­ator, directed the day’s events along with other volunteers from her company.

How to Avoid Scary Situations in Food Processing

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By Donna Schaffner 

The food manufacturing industry is subject to regulations and scrutiny that few other industries are: social pressure is ever-present, as news of infection or disease outbreak caused by food-borne pathogens strikes an uneasy nerve in consumers. Manufacturers can be subject to tremendous backlash if they do not take the proper steps to ensure their manufacturing facilities are appropriately equipped to prevent and mitigate the risk of food contamination.

Shakira’s Fundación “Pies Descalzos” and Costa Cruises Together for the Construction of a School in Colombia

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In Barcelona Shakira and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, announced the official start of the project with a symbolic "First brick" delivery ceremony. The school will be built in Cartagena (Colombia), with scheduled delivery in June 2019, providing education and support to 1,300 local students and the entire close communities involved.

In Barcelona Shakira and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, announced the official start of the project with a symbolic “First brick” delivery ceremony. The school will be built in Cartagena (Colombia), with scheduled delivery in June 2019.
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In Barcelona Shakira and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, announced the official start of the project with a symbolic "First brick" delivery ceremony. The school will be built in Cartagena (Colombia), with scheduled delivery in June 2019, providing education and support to 1,300 local students and the entire close communities involved.

Mobile Science Lab Visits Bedford’s Lane School

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Sitting in the parking lot of Lt. Job Lane Elementary School is a bright yellow shipping container. While it is relatively common for schools to have containers outside their main buildings for additional storage, there is much more than spare desks and office supplies in this metal box. In fact, it is a mobile science lab, filled with state-of-the-art equipment and scientists ready to help students explore the world of science.

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