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Amgen Foundation Deepens Commitment To Aspiring Scientists Worldwide By Expanding Amgen Scholars Program

Through a new $21 Million, Four-Year Investment, Amgen Scholars Program to Reach Additional 1,500 Undergraduates
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Nearly 4,000 Undergraduates From More Than 700 Colleges and Universities Have Participated to Date

Alumni Pursuing Advanced Scientific Degrees and Careers Across the U.S. and Globe

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Nearly 4,000 Undergraduates From More Than 700 Colleges and Universities Have Participated to Date

Alumni Pursuing Advanced Scientific Degrees and Careers Across the U.S. and Globe

Big Impact in Bio: Building Communities

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In this video, Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on the importance of community building in science. Rachel Lucero (ASP 2014, University of California, San Diego) is a STEM teacher at the Dunbar School in Washington, D.C.; Marta Andrés Terré, Ph.D.

Announcing the Inaugural Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

by Tae Yoo
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As part of our work to positively impact one billion people by 2025, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers to thrive in the digital economy.

Through the first-ever Cisco Global Problem Solver (GPS) Challenge, we are able to recognize the vision and accomplishments of social entrepreneurs who are students and recent grads.

Creating Global Pathways to Science: Lela Okromelidze and Marta Andres Terre

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Two women from two different backgrounds – one from a rural town in Eurasian Georgia and the other from urban Barcelona – both shared something in common growing up: a lack of access to scientific research labs. Now thanks to the Amgen Scholars Program (ASP), both are breaking the mold to become role models for budding female scientists around the world.

High School Students Partner With Subaru and Grand Teton to Encourage Recycling

Student art makes environmental statement
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The Fab Lab is based on Stanford University’s design thinking courses and blends engineering with art. Smith said the projects exemplify the positive and real impact student work has on the community. This winter the teens pitched ideas — from drive-through recycling centers to bottle cap pinball games — to representatives from Grand Teton and Subaru, which has partnered with the park on its zero-waste initiative. The ideas were then narrowed by a panel of judges.

Electronics Industry Recognizes Vocational Schools in China for Excellence

EICC and Stanford University’s REAP Credential 22 VET Schools in the Henan Province
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and STANFORD, Calif., June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, and the Rural Education Action Program (REAP), a Stanford University research organization dedicated to discovering and correcting the causes of poverty in rural China, today announced they have recognized 22 vocational education and training (VET) programs in China for excellence. 

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.
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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.

Award-winning MD/PhD Student Explains Impact of Amgen Scholars Program

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Early on in his undergraduate career, Paras Minhas found a passion for science — and humanitarianism. Even before participating in the 2012 MIT Amgen Scholars Program, he began building experience in scientific research laboratories at Johns Hopkins University and the Mayo Clinic. In 2010, he launched the Longitude Pittsburgh Organization, a non-profit that provides opportunities for underprivileged people in Ghana, India and other places to receive an education, build life skills and access healthcare.

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at Stanford

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PROGRAM DATES
June 18 - August 20, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 1, 2016

Electronics Industry Supports Student Workers

EICC and Stanford University’s REAP Develop Vocational School Credentialing System in China
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, today announced the results of a vocational school credentialing pilot program in China and other recent efforts to ensure student workers’ rights are protected. 

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