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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?

A Journey From West Philadelphia to Cambridge in Pursuit of Understanding the Human Brain

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Ask Ivan Simpson-Kent who his early idols were and he would give a surprising response: criminals. This is despite growing up in a dangerous neighborhood in West Philadelphia, where he lived across from drug dealers, often heard gunshots at night, and nearly daily stories of people, mostly youth, getting murdered. “I perceived these criminals as invincible outlaws going against the limits society had placed upon them,” he says.

A Local Boston Scientist Making a Big Impact in a Global Biotech World

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“My teacher is amazing. This is my second year speaking English for the first time, and she has provided me with help to improve my English skills while learning biological concepts and lab skills. She promotes multiculturalism and diversity, and she deserves some recognition for her hard work.” -Student of Mary Jo Renear at East Longmeadow High School in Western Massachusetts

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Joel Orlando Hernández Ramos

“The Amgen Scholars experience gave me the opportunity to have my first ever approach to neuroscience and stem cell culture.”
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Host University: The University of Tokyo
Home University: Tecnológico de Monterrey
Amgen Scholar Year: 2018
Major: Biotechnology
Expected Graduation: December 2019

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Nurturing Teachers and Giving Back in Puerto Rico

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Héctor L Ayala-Del-Río recently received an unexpected thank you card: It was from a local high school science teacher, explaining that she was having a challenging time in her classroom, but how a recent event that Ayala-Del-Río and his team organized made all the difference. She had attended an Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) teacher appreciation event at the Caguas Science Center, and the act of being recognized “made her feel that everything was worth it and that she should keep going,” says Ayala-Del-Río of the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao.

Inspiring Islanders: Crossing an Ocean to Pursue Biotechnology

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At the U.S. Amgen Scholars symposium at UCLA in July, an unexpected reunion occurred. When Janielle Cuala took the stage to explain her summer research at Caltech, Kristina Folta couldn’t believe her eyes: It was a friend of hers from Guam with whom she played rugby. “I was so excited to see someone else coming out of Guam and entering the STEM field,” Folta recalls.

Education for High School Students

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“We’ve seen firsthand how mentoring helps young people access higher education and reach their potential in college and beyond.” Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr. President & CEO, Moody’s Corporation

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“We’ve seen firsthand how mentoring helps young people access higher education and reach their potential in college and beyond.” Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr. President & CEO, Moody’s Corporation

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