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Innovating to Deliver Our Most Critical Shipments

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Healthcare and life science shipments come with unique demands. Temperatures are precisely controlled. Conditions must be continuously monitored. And when lives are affected, delays are not an option.

Better meeting the needs of the healthcare and life sciences industries is one of UPS’s strategic priorities, and we are rapidly improving our technology and capabilities in this space, including the delivery of shipments to remote areas. 

Lyft Makes All Rides Carbon Neutral, But That’s Only the Beginning

Words by Roya Sabri
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This article series is sponsored by 3Degrees and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Mentorship Creates Lasting Bonds

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The science community really is a small world. Nick Watkins and Rocío Mercado met years ago in chemistry lab at at the University of California, Berkeley. Mercado mentored Watkins when she was a graduate student instructor and he was a second semester undergrad. While they have remained in close contact since, it wasn’t until they were contacted for this story that they realized they shared something in common: They are both Amgen Scholars who participated in the program at Caltech, years apart.

Facebook, eBay and 5 Other Tech Companies Partner With Firms for Diversity Pipeline Program

by Caroline Spiezio
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The collaborative is an expansion of eBay’s 1L summer program, introduced in 2016 by the San Jose-based company’s senior director of compensation, benefits and equity compliance David Pilson and senior product and commercial counsel of global intellectual property Patricia Svilik.

Pilson joined eBay in 2014, his first in-house role in Silicon Valley.

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.

Big Impact in Bio: Identifying Biosignals to Improve Women’s Health

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From an early age, Suzanne Rohrback had a unique insight into the need for science to bridge gaps in medical care. Her big brother is autistic and growing up, Rohrback remembers thinking there were no good options for him – unmedicated, he could be unpredictably violent and medicated, he would be zombie-like. “But we don’t understand enough about what goes wrong in this condition to have created a better solution,” she says.

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.

University of California's "Audacious" Climate Action Plan

By Dave Armon, 3BL Media CMO
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If the University of California was a state, it would be the 15th largest.

The annual budget for UC is 20 times larger than Arizona, where Janet Napolitano was governor from 2003 to 2009.

So the impact of California’s 10 public university campuses, hospitals and research labs becoming carbon neutral in their energy consumption is an “audacious” goal, Napolitano told Verge 16, the GreenBiz Media Group conference, in Santa Clara, California.

Corporations School US Universities on Buying and Using Clean Energy

The renewables industry can use lessons learned from serving big business to get universities off old-school fossil fuel energy.
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In 2015, corporations bought roughly 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from utility-scale renewable energy facilities, which generate power from sources like wind and solar and then pump it into the grid to supply energy to utilities and other customers. Indeed, corporations surpassed utilities last year as the majority buyers of wind power. But universities may be the next big customer for utility-scale renewable energy.

Amgen Scholars Alumni Careers: Working at a Small Liberal Arts School

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Finishing up graduate school and looking for that first job? It’s only natural to set your sights on a postdoctoral research position, ideally at a large research institution. But, if you have a passion for teaching, you might consider an alternative: a career at a small liberal arts institution where you can still host your own research program, albeit at a smaller scale.

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