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Decoding the New Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Curriculum

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Science is a passion for Vivienne Watson that goes beyond her professional life as a Senior Scientist and Scientific Project Manager at Amgen. She is actively involved in outreach to students of all ages, including setting up a hands-on science night for her kids’ school when they were younger. “We really tapped into something, creating a strong community event that has continued past my involvement,” she says.

Curiosity Cube Helps Stoke Lowell Students' Excitement for Science

By Elizabeth Dobbins
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LOWELL -- Students at Moody Elementary School pressed virtual reality goggles up to their faces Wednesday afternoon outside the Curiosity Cube, a traveling science lab inside a shipping container.

They were in a different, much smaller, world -- the inside of a cell.

"You know what's inside of vesicles?" one of the volunteer instructors, an employee at MilliporeSigma, asked.

Read more at LowellSun.com

Green Chemistry: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Makes it Possible

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Wie kann man umweltfreundliche Chemikalien entwickeln, die aber genauso wirkungsvoll wie herkömmliche Substanzen sind? Diese Frage hat sich das Wissenschafts- und Technologieunternehmen Merck gestellt. Und darauf auch Antworten gefunden: Im Rahmen des Programms für „Grüne Chemie“ entwickelt und produziert der Konzern nachhaltige Alternativen zu den bisher üblichen chemischen Produkten.

Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Produktion

In Depth With a Program Powerhouse: 12 Years of Amgen Scholars With Patty Phelps

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Over the past 12 years, Patty Phelps has mentored more than 250 students in her role as faculty advisor for the Amgen Scholars Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Among those students is: a young woman who came from the University of Washington in bioengineering and is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego; a hard-working young man who returned to UCLA for graduate school in neuroscience; and the wonderful UCLA students who each year welcomed those from out-of-town and developed long-term friendships.

Greening the Global Shopping Cart: A Webinar Series for Innovation and Best Practices

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Hands-on Learning

The Curiosity Cube stopped by William Ziegler Elementary School last week to give students hands-on learning about cells
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Virtual reality blood cells. Robots that follow paths colored by markers. Microscopes showing cells from different parts of the body. All that and more packed in a bright pink and lime green shipping container.

The Curiosity Cube visited William Ziegler Elementary School’s parking lot last Thursday. Students packed inside and out of the 22x10-foot shipping container to get a hands-on experience learning about cells.

Mobile Science Lab Visiting Camden To Expose Students To STEM

by Nate Sylves
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The Curiosity Cube(TM) mobile science lab recently visited Camden, New Jersey. Watch the video at CBS Philly.

Thinking Inside the Box: Mobile Science Lab Travels Through State College

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WJAC) — Thinking inside the box: That's the goal of a mobile science lab touring through central Pennsylvania.

The Curiosity Cube toured through State College from Sept. 7 to Sept. 12. Its first stop was Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School.

Watch the video at WJAC.com

MilliporeSigma's Curiosity Cube Aims to Inspire Stem Workforce of the Future

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MilliporeSigma is trying to spark interest in science careers this week with a traveling science lab that was once a shipping container. 

The business, a life science company with facilities in Milwaukee, is visiting the community with its Curiosity Cube. The vehicle is a 22-by-10 foot retrofitted shipping container that MilliporeSigma is using to give students experiences and tools in STEM fields – that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  

Introduction to the Amgen Biotech Experience

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In an era of unprecedented innovation, the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) brings hands-on biotech curricula into classrooms worldwide at no cost. In this rigorous lab-based program, students will learn to create recombinant plasmids. By inserting new genes into bacterial DNA, they will recreate the process that Amgen uses to manufacture human insulin and other life-saving medications. ABE is currently offered in 20 regions across Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.

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