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Collaborative Leverages Business and Community Resources for Transformative Approach to STEM Education

By Victoria L. May and Myra Lopez
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A dialogue was sparked in 2010 among St. Louis–area corporate leaders, spearheaded by Deborah Patterson, then president of Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company (now operating as Bayer), about the need to attract STEM talent to the St. Louis region. The group spent two years studying the problem. Their starting point was to perform a needs assessment and focus group research.

Amgen Foundation Deepens Commitment To Aspiring Scientists Worldwide By Expanding Amgen Scholars Program

Through a new $21 Million, Four-Year Investment, Amgen Scholars Program to Reach Additional 1,500 Undergraduates
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Nearly 4,000 Undergraduates From More Than 700 Colleges and Universities Have Participated to Date

Alumni Pursuing Advanced Scientific Degrees and Careers Across the U.S. and Globe

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Nearly 4,000 Undergraduates From More Than 700 Colleges and Universities Have Participated to Date

Alumni Pursuing Advanced Scientific Degrees and Careers Across the U.S. and Globe

Connecting with My Cohort: the Best Part of My Amgen Scholars Experience

Guest post written by Washington University Amgen Scholar Cody Savage
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When I was first asked to blog about the most valuable part of the Amgen Scholars Program for me this past summer, I had no idea how to respond. How could I choose from the many great opportunities I had been given? Maybe I should talk about being able to experience life as a graduate student working full time in a lab. Or maybe, I should talk about having the opportunity to explore a completely new research setting and collaborating with some of the best scientists in the world.

STEMpact Invests in Developing STEM-Capable Teachers

St. Louis STEM-Based Companies Invest in the Future
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Each summer, St. Louis area companies, in collaboration with Washington University, invite approximately 200 teachers to the campus of Washington University in St. Louis for two weeks of in-depth STEM development. This includes new research-based methodologies and on-site experiences at local STEM companies to see practical application of some of the concepts that are being taught to make the connection between academia and industry. 

Hands-on Science Ignites Passion in Young Minds

by Victoria L. May, Washington University in St. Louis
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There is a growing need for interdisciplinary approaches to address many of the modern challenges to advancing research, innovation and technological development. This creates a call for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education—not just in our classrooms, but also in our economic potential. As careers in STEM grow, we recognize the importance of equipping students with the 21st century skills necessary for them to thrive.

Apply to be an Amgen Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis

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PROGRAM DATES
May 30 - August 5, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 1, 2016

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Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Karen Zhang

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"The collaborative side of science is not always well advertised, but talking to scientists in industry as well as academia has shown me that research does not have to be a one person endeavor."

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Maxwell B. Wang

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"These interactions will help me to explore the various fields of bioengineering and settle on a direction for graduate school and the rest of my career."

Meet Mobolaji Fowose, a 2013 Amgen Scholar Alumni

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Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Host Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Biology

As a child, Amgen Scholar Mobolaji Fowose and her family traveled back and forth to the US from their hometown outside of Lagos, Nigeria. They were in and out of hospitals, seeking a diagnosis and treatment for her younger sister who, as a baby, had bacterial meningitis and began to have recurrent seizures. 

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