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Meet David Mangus, an Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher

For [students], biology is not static; it is much more creative and expressive.
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David Mangus | Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

ABE Participating School: Brockton High School

Subject and Grade Taught: Biotechnology I, II, and IV (9th, 10th, and 12th)

Years Teaching: 5

Years Participating in ABE: 4

Unique Journey to Teaching & ABE

Curiosity Cube Inspires Hands-On STEM Exploration

By Tamara Hudgins, Girlstart
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Be brave, creative, and curious: that’s what we say at Girlstart every day. We hope to inspire girls to make this their personal goal, because we believe that these three traits are vital to nurturing tomorrow’s STEM workforce. Everything that we do is designed to foster interest and excitement in STEM studies, majors, and careers. MilliporeSigma—a long-time partner and supporter of our programs—demonstrates this same belief through its science education efforts, aimed at inspiring curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

MilliporeSigma Announces First Stops in National Curiosity Cube™ Tour

Mobile science lab to visit nine locations through June 2017
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BILLERICA, Mass., April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — MilliporeSigma today announced nine stops for the first half of its national, year-long Curiosity Cube™ tour. Built on the company’s successful Curiosity Labs™ program, the Curiosity Cube™—a 22x10-foot, retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab—is sparking scientific curiosity through interactive, hands-on science experiments.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Anh Cao Vu Quynh

"At my [home] university, all of my research was paper-based, so I had never been in a lab before. That’s why this experience with the Amgen Scholars Program was a great opportunity for me."
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Vinh Phuc, Vietnam

Host University: University of Tokyo

Home University: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Environment and Development

Expected Graduation: 2017

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Record Crowd at Science Expo Sees Curiosity Cube in World Debut

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Hoping to engage more than 300,000 people in a nationwide tour, a German-based biotech Saturday unveiled its Curiosity Cube science lab at Petco Park in one of the nation’s largest science expos.

Petco was the first stop on the 12-month tour of the cube, a hands-on lab housed in a 22-by-10-foot shipping container retrofitted by MilliporeSigma, the North American arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

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?

Sparking Curiosity

by Jeffrey Whitford
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The world around us is constantly being changed and challenged by advancements in science. Think of how far we’ve come in just the past few years in regard to our access to technology, health care and knowledge. Scientific advancements make the world a more exciting place—they enable us to live a vibrant today, while giving us hope for an even brighter tomorrow.

Sparking Curiosity to Drive Tomorrow’s Scientists and Innovators

by Jeffrey Whitford
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Curiosity, in my view, is one of the driving forces behind everything we do—and everything we are capable of doing. Through curiosity in science, I believe we are given a unique way to help make a difference. Or, as we like to say at MilliporeSigma, science enables us to help solve the world’s toughest problems.

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."
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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?

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Nicole Półtorak

“I applied because I wanted to learn the state-of-the-art methods in the field, and gain access to knowledge and others’ expertise that I couldn’t otherwise.”
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Zduńska Wola, Poland

Host University: ETH Zurich

Home University: University of Southern Denmark

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Mechatronics

Expected Graduation: 2017

 

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

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