STEM Education

Increasing STEM Access and Changing Perceptions

by Jeffrey Whitford
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Sometimes ideas are hatched and shared in the most fortuitous places — and you don’t even know it. It all began when one of my team members and I were at our first Global Communicators Conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, following the acquisition of the company that we had been working for. It was an awe-inspiring experience, mainly because our new company — Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — was launching a completely new brand and this was one of the first internal events to showcase the new look, feel and messaging.

The Success of a Turkish Expert Amgen Teach Teacher as a Teacher Trainer

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On February 26th, 2019, an expert Amgen Teach teacher, Dilek Yıldırım, together with her team, carried out two inquiry-based implementations as a part of a series of workshops during a STEM training, conducted by the Research and Development Department of İzmir Provincial Directorate of National Education and Line Project. Read on to discover more about the workshops!

Why Do Those Mountains Look so Different?

Encouraging self-driven curiosity for learning in all students
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Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation

“Why do those mountains look so different?” So said a young girl to her grandfather. She was used to the saguaro cactus of Tucson Arizona, but here they were hiking in the Teton National Forest past a mountain covered with lodgepole pine trees.

Her grandfather was about to tell her the answer when he stopped himself – Should I answer as her grandfather, or should I answer as a science teacher? He decided to respond to her question with a question:

MilliporeSigma Brings Science Education to Students Across North America With Curiosity Cube® Mobile Science Lab

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  • Mobile science lab celebrates 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements
  • Demonstrates MilliporeSigma’s ongoing commitment to providing increased access to science education
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  • Mobile science lab celebrates 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Elements
  • Demonstrates MilliporeSigma’s ongoing commitment to providing increased access to science education

Climbing a Ladder of Success to a Biotech Research Career

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For Saira Sakalaš, learning she was selected as an Amgen Scholar last year was the beginning of a new chapter in her life. She says she will never forget the moment she got an email from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden offering her the fellowship.

Taking a Medical Research Path to Entrepreneurship

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In second grade, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Timothy Day said: “a chemist who would try to cure cancer.” He wasn’t too far off the mark. Two decades later, with biochemistry, microbiology, and neuroscience degrees in hand, Amgen Scholar alumnus Day has started his own company to to develop gene therapies for intestinal and systemic diseases.

Educate. Inspire. Include

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A joint effort with Girls Inc. of New York City, the Moody’s Generation Giga Girls (G3) Data Analytics elective teaches high school girls about data analytics and critical thinking. The G3 program seeks to give girls the confidence to pursue careers in finance, technology and economics.

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A joint effort with Girls Inc. of New York City, the Moody’s Generation Giga Girls (G3) Data Analytics elective teaches high school girls about data analytics and critical thinking. The G3 program seeks to give girls the confidence to pursue careers in finance, technology and economics.

How We Use a Shipping Container to Spark Scientific Curiosity

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"How can students get excited about science if they don't have access to the resources?" asks science education promoter Daniel Sherling. Answer? Bring the fun science to schools — with a mobile science lab meant to encourage engaged, dynamic learning! Sherling explains how he, his team and a bright yellow shipping container tour North America with a single goal: to spark curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

Seeing the Humanity in Science

Q&A with Rebekah Loving
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This Q&A is part of the Inspiring Islanders series.

ASP: Can you tell me a little bit about your research as an Amgen Scholar?

Loving: During my time as an Amgen Scholar at the UC Berkeley, I have been working with Priya Moorjani’s lab, which focuses on evolutionary biology and population genetics. I have been developing and implementing a pipeline for reliably estimating the germline mutation rate in primates.  

Finding Community Beyond Borders in Science

Q&A with Kristina Folta
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This Q&A is part of the Inspiring Islanders series.

ASP: Can you tell me a little bit about your research as an Amgen Scholar?

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