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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Arvind Kumar

Although I had research experience in statistics and epidemiology, the Amgen Scholars Program gave me my first hands-on bench experience.
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Roslyn, New York

Host University: University of Tokyo

Home University: Duke University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Math and Chemistry

Expected Graduation: 2017

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Whirlpool Corporation's Sponsorship of FIRST® Robotics Encourages Youth Interest in STEM Fields

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At our global headquarters, Whirlpool Corporation is a proud sponsor of FIRST® Robotics, providing local teams with challenge grants, materials and supplies, including Gladiator® GarageWorks tool chests. Our employees also spend thousands of volunteer hours coaching and mentoring high school youth to encourage their interest in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as careers in manufacturing. In 2015, three area teams competed in the World FIRST Robotics Competition. 

21CF and Pepsico Award $200,000 Scholarships to Women in Stem as Part of ‘The Search for Hidden Figures’ Contest

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21st Century Fox and PepsiCo, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), have named Yuna Shin from Bothell, Washington, and Joy Bualamwini from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the two grand prize winners of “The Search for Hidden Figures,” a contest awarding scholarships to young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox Announce the Two Grand Prize Winners in "The Search For Hidden Figures" Contest

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PURCHASE, N.Y., January 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), are proud to announce the two grand prize winners from "The Search for Hidden Figures" scholarship contest.  Inspired by Fox's "Hidden Figures", this program actively engaged the next generation of female leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and received more than 7,300 submissions from students across the country.

First Lady Hosts DC Students for Screening of Fox’s ‘Hidden Figures’ to Celebrate Decades of Women in Space Exploration

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Middle and high-school students from Washington, D.C. area schools gathered at the White House on December 15 for a private screening of Hidden Figures, the new film from Fox 2000 following three female African American engineers who played crucial roles in the 1960s Space Race. Stars Taraji P.

Hiring Algorithms Are Not Neutral

By Gideon Mann & Cathy O'Neil
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Originally posted on Harvard Business Review.

By Gideon Mann & Cathy O'Neil
Gideon Mann is head of data science at Bloomberg LP.

FOX and National Geographic to air Breakthrough Prize Ceremony this December, Celebrating Top Scientists and Students

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National Geographic will once again air a live broadcast of the Breakthrough Prize ceremony, an annual awards show honoring the year's leading scientists and researchers for their contributions to the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. The December 4 ceremony will be hosted by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and feature a performance by 15-time Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, among other celebrity appearances. Following the live presentation, an edited one-hour version will air on Sunday, Dec.

Using Data to Decode an Unprecedented Election Cycle

“Working with numbers is a way through all the noise.” - Bloomberg Politics editor Kelly Bare
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Media Forum.

Political reporting focuses on human behavior: both the messages candidates choose and how people respond. But in this year’s unconventional election cycle, traditional coverage alone only tells part of the story. Enter Bloomberg Politics, which is forging a new, data-driven journalistic approach.

Support Girls in STEM Through Vision to Share

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Vision to Share: Girls in STEM

VSP Vision Care, the nation's only not-for-profit vision care company, is asking you to share their vision of empowering girls to realize their full potential. They are raising awareness about young women who are pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and helping to fund ChickTech programs across the U.S.

What if There Were More Women in Tech?

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Originally posted on BBC.com

Becky Plummer, senior software engineer, Bloomberg

"The reality is that there is no shortage of innovations pioneered by women - not least the handheld syringe (Letitia Geer), gas central heating (Alice Parker), residential solar heating (Dr Maria Telkes), Kevlar (Stephanie Kwolek), and even the foundations for wi-fi (Hedy Lamarr).

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