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Ioannis Koulas From Greece Shares His #AmgenScholars Journey

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Ioannis Koulas

Thessaloniki, Greece

Host University: ETH Zürich

Home University: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2018

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Did You Know First-Year Students Can Also Be Amgen Scholars? Meet Yulia Kostina

"Although the Amgen Scholars Program was advertised as a program for undergraduates, I never thought it would be possible for first-year students to get in."
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Yulia Kostina

Moscow, Russia

Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Home University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Biology

Expected Graduation: 2019

Journey to Science

What’s the larger significance of your Amgen Scholars research? What’s your ultimate career goal?

A Diagnosis That Led to Life’s Mission: Working to Reverse Alopecia Areata at Columbia

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Most Amgen Scholars only begin to learn about their summer research topic in their college years. For Trévon C. Gordon, his research topic began in high school, when he began to suffer from a condition called alopecia areata, which prevents him from growing hair. Since then, understanding the autoimmune disease has become his mission, and he spent his Amgen Scholars summer researching ways to treat it with a cutting-edge researcher who herself has alopecia areata.

Canada 2067: Formidable Challenges (and Opportunities!) Ahead

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation
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My personal awakening to what a good science education could look like happened in Canada, in my 10th grade physics class with Mr. Burt at Westmount High School in Montreal in the early 90's. I started high school in Brazil and had already taken a year of physics, but frankly, had not learned much through the experience. After a brief lecture on basic properties of waves, Mr. Burt broke us into groups and asked that we explore the concepts he had just taught us using ripple tanks.

Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education Promote Student Exploration of Innovative Careers in Tech

"Career Connections: Transforming Passion into Purpose at Facebook" Virtual Field Trip Transports Students to Silicon Valley to Explore Innovative Tech Careers at Facebook
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The Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF) and Discovery Education – the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms – have collaborated to captivate students, empower teachers and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

Want to Foster a Culture of Inclusion? Booz Allen’s Cheryl Wade Says: Focus on the Positive

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Organizations around the world continue to work to build a diverse, effective and engaged workforce in 2018. Wade, who leads Booz Allen Hamilton’s Diversity and Inclusion team, maintains that fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion among all employees is essential and is responsible for driving strategy and developing programs to advance the firm’s culture of inclusion.

Discovery Education and 3M Recruit America’s Next Top Young Scientist in Annual Middle School Competition

11th annual ‘Young Scientist Challenge’ opens for submissions from America’s young scientists.
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - 3M (@3M), a leader in Materials Science, and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd), the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms across the country, today announced the opening of the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for middle school students.

Young Scientists Share Their Thoughts on the Amgen Biotech Experience in Singapore

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Hear from students in Whitely Secondary School, Singapore as they share their experiences of how the Amgen Biotech Experience sparked their interest in science discovery.
 
 

How to Keep Girls Passionate About STEM? Lead by Example

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What better way to keep girls interested in STEM than by showing them what a future career could look like? On November 19, 100 Washington, D.C. area Girl Scouts experienced a day in the life of a microbiologist, a civil engineer, an industrial designer, and a computer programmer at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Make the Connection (MTC) mentor program event, held in partnership with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.

Caterpillar Invests in FIRST Robotics and Future Workplace

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With the United States significantly behind in producing a qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce, Caterpillar is dedicated to building a global engineering talent pipeline critical not only to our continued global growth and competitiveness, but also to the success of our communities.

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