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Supplementing Science Education with Khan Academy

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Written by Amgen Foundation Staff

In 2015, the Amgen Foundation entered into a yearlong partnership with Khan Academy to help expand its free, online education offering to include science content. We’d seen how the power of technology can help improve science education and literacy around the world, and we were eager to do our part in those efforts.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Alex B. Munster

"The freedom, trust and respect my supervisor and lab colleagues showed toward me allowed me to flourish on my own, and has suitably prepared me for PhD life after I graduate–and my future career as a physician scientist."
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Dorset, UK

Host University: Kyoto University

Home University: University of Cambridge

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2019

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The JetBlue Foundation Fuels STEM Education With Grants for Six Aviation Programs

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NEW YORK, March 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the latest round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation, an education-focused entity which furthers the airline’s effort to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students. The JetBlue Foundation will help fuel six aviation programs with $162,000 in grants for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based initiatives.

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?

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?

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?

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Bryan Peacker

"It was absolutely amazing to be able to speak with experienced researchers at the symposium about the science, and career paths in science. Attending the symposium helped confirmed my decision to pursue a career in academic medicine."
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Orlando, Florida

Host University: National Institutes of Health

Home University: Harvard University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Human and Developmental Regenerative Biology

Expected Graduation: 2018

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21CF Earns 11 Wins at NAACP Image Awards with Honors for ‘Empire,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and More

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21st Century Fox businesses took home a collective 11 trophies from the 48th NAACP Image Awards on February 11, scoring wins for acting and directing on film and television projects such as Empire, Atlanta, The People v. O.J. Simpson, This Is Us, and Hidden Figures. The ceremony, which celebrates the accomplishments of people of color across the media landscape, was broadcast live on TV One and was hosted by Anthony Anderson.

A complete list of 21CF businesses wins is as follows:

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Elisa Paoluzzi Tomada

"The time I spent in Munich was invaluable. My time in the lab went by too quickly and I deeply enjoyed learning techniques and doing experiments."
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Milan, Italy

Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Home University: Humanitas University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine and Surgery

Expected Graduation: 2019
 

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

I have always been curious about human biology and have had a desire to help others. This has motivated me to study human diseases and to pursue a career in which I could help others through medicine and scientific research.
 

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