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Gamers, Big Tech, Even La Liga Soccer Link Computers to Fight COVID-19 in Washington U. Study

By Max Kozlov, St. Louis Post Dispatch
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Researchers investigating some of humanity’s most vexing diseases began reaching out 20 years ago to nerds, gamers and even giant high-tech corporations across the world, hoping to borrow unused time on their computers. They signed up thousands, who donated their computing power so the scientists could better research cancer, Alzheimer’s and the Ebola virus, among others.

Now those scientists have turned their attention to the new coronavirus.

Teachers Learn How to Spark Early Interest in STEM Careers

By Christie L.C. Ellis
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To help fill a pipeline of future scientists and engineers, many teachers in the St. Louis area are “stemitizing” — integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts into all school subjects.

One such effort, STEMpact’s Teacher Quality program, trains 150 kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers on how to incorporate the concepts into their curriculum in hopes of building early interest in STEM careers.

Six Amgen Scholars Share What They Love About Science

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In July, at the U.S. symposium, six Amgen Scholars shared what they love about science. From the power of energy to the magic of molecules, these students share their unique perspectives on what drives their research.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Assama Ketegou

"I felt a sense of community among my peers in the Amgen Scholars Program. Everyone was in the same boat, trying to figure out what they wanted to do for careers."
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Host University: Washington University in St. Louis

Home University: New York University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Pre-medicine

Expected Graduation:2017

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Booz Allen Hamilton Employees Join Delmar Loop Social Impact Hackathon

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A group of Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) employees joined data scientists, designers, engineers, students from Washington University and members of the Delmar Loop community in Saint Louis, MO for the Delmar Loop Social Impact Hackathon this month.

2011 Amgen Scholar Vanessa Gray Delves Into DNA, Including Her Own

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In 2009, as a sophomore at Arizona State University in Tempe, Vanessa Gray started what would become a fruitful beginning as a scientist. She began conducting research with Sudhir Kumar, whose group uses genomics data from species ranging from primates to fish to make inferences about human disease.

Although she was new to the lab setting, Gray quickly learned how to make use of computational tools that analyze genomic data with help from Kumar.

Guest Post by Sam Gary: Attending the 2015 U.S. Amgen Scholar Symposium

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It’s the homestretch, but instead of cars racing to the finish line, there are over 200 young scientists scrambling to collect significant data worthy of publication.

Apply to Become a 2015 Amgen Scholar

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Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s premier educational institutions. The 17 host institutions are now accepting applications for the 2015 Amgen Scholars Program:

2015 Amgen Scholars Program Host Institutions

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