Big Impact in Bio: Funding the Translation From Bench to Bedside at the American Academy


At a meeting of the American Academy of Neurology last year, Megan Krench saw something remarkable: Children, previously unable to move their head or sit up, were turning their heads to look at their parents, sitting up, and even walking. It was a video of a company’s clinical trial for a gene therapy to treat a devastating childhood neuromuscular disorder, spinal muscular atrophy. Infants with this disease typically never reach any developmental milestones, and most die by age two.

Driving Sustainable Logistics in Europe

Could cluster-based freight corridors bolster economic activity in Europe?

A hyper-connected network of logistics clusters could play a key role in achieving the European Union’s goal of creating a sustainable, more efficient freight transportation system.

Faster, Smarter, Greener

An in-depth look at the future of the car and urban mobility
Venkat Sumantran | The MIT Press
Charles Fine | The MIT Press
David Gonsalvez | The MIT Press
Economics and mobility

Logistics Emissions Move Into the Spotlight

The path to a more sustainable future runs through logistics.

Transportation is the second biggest global emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), yet the logistics sector is often left out of the climate conversation.

The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23), a major annual forum for climate policy dialogue, recently moved transportation into the spotlight, paving the way for more proactive emissions reduction measures.

Inspired by Prominent Figures in Chemistry: An Amgen Scholars Alumni Story

"I am working on the continuous flow synthesis of Tranexamic acid, a drug that works to prevent the excess loss of blood. My ultimate career goal is to pursue a government position conducting forensic science research on trace evidence, explosives."

Corshai Williams

Host University: MIT

Home University: Virginia Union University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Chemistry

Expected Graduation: May 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Podcast | UPS Longitudes Radio: Moving Urban Logistics Forward (Part 2)

Can We Solve the Last-Mile Delivery Puzzle?
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Matthias Winkenbach | MIT 

As the director of the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab, Matthias Winkenbach has cities on the brain.

Whether it’s urban logistics, infrastructure design or data analytics, Matthias is at the center of the next wave of solutions to the urbanization movement.

In the second episode of a three-part series, Matthias provides a ground-level look at the most exciting innovations surrounding city delivery.

The Cyber Millennial Network: A Social Experiment


In an age of digital warfare, maritime cybersecurity is a rising commercial and military concern. How do you inspire an innovative generation to engage in meaningful conversations with the U.S. Navy about national cyber security in a way that will have a positive effect in a changing world? Insert HACKtheMACHINE – a week-long digital experience that convenes talented students, tech elites, entrepreneurs and members of the military to tackle cyber warfare in defense of our nation.

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 Vera Thornton

"It was validating for me to come into this environment, a top-tier research institution, and be able to participate and accomplish something."

Tucson, Arizona

Host University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Home University: University of Arizona

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Neuroscience and Mathematics

Expected Graduation: 2017

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?


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