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Six Amgen Scholars Share What They Love About Science

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In July, at the U.S. symposium, six Amgen Scholars shared what they love about science. From the power of energy to the magic of molecules, these students share their unique perspectives on what drives their research.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Bryan Peacker

"It was absolutely amazing to be able to speak with experienced researchers at the symposium about the science, and career paths in science. Attending the symposium helped confirmed my decision to pursue a career in academic medicine."

Orlando, Florida

Host University: National Institutes of Health

Home University: Harvard University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Human and Developmental Regenerative Biology

Expected Graduation: 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Harvard University Faculty Mentor David Mooney on Luck in Mentorship


Any Amgen Scholar would be fortunate to land in David Mooney’s cell and tissue engineering lab at Harvard University. In the past year alone, his team of 40 scientists -- 10 of them undergraduates -- has packaged cancer vaccines into new scaffold-like materials. They’ve made elastic gels on which bone stem cells stand a better chance of survival.  And they have developed strands of nanomaterials that can deliver drug “refills” to existing drug-eluting implants.

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.

In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.

Bard CEP to Host Webinar on Public Health Impacts of the Clean Power Plan

Kathy Fallon Lambert from Harvard Forest presents Public Health Impacts of the Clean Power Plan on the Bard CEP National Climate Webinar
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., February 23rd, 2016/3BL Media/ On February 24th, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy hosts the National Climate Webinar featuring Kathy Fallon Lambert, Science & Policy Integration Director of Harvard Forest at Harvard University. Kathy will join us to discuss public health impacts of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

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Meet the Amgen Scholars of 2015


When most undergrads think back on ‘summer vacations’, they may associate them with sleeping in late, heading to the beach and spending free time watching Netflix.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Angela Madira


“It’s amazing to be in a program where everyone is passionate about science and research, but they are all so unique in their interests and research focuses.”

Host University: Harvard University
Home University: California State University, Los Angeles
Amgen Scholar Year: 2015
Major: Biochemistry
Expected Graduation: 2017
Academic and Professional Ambitions

What inspired you to major in science?

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Jenny Lai


“This has helped me confirm my decision to strive for an M.D. – Ph.D. as I have seen the way in which research and medicine coincide and reinforce each other.”

Host University: The University of Tokyo
Home University: Harvard University
Amgen Scholar Year: 2015
Major: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Expected Graduation: 2017

Academic and Professional Ambitions:

What inspired you to major in science?

Meet Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher Dr. Howard Goldsweig


Dr. Howard Goldsweig | Dorchester, MA 

  • ABE Participating School: Codman Academy Charter School
  • Subject and Grade Taught: iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition) Coach
  • Years Teaching: 2
  • Years Participating in ABE: 2
"ABE provides a great, understandable, teacher introduction to biotech using the latest techniques."

Unique Journey to Teaching & ABE


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