Buddies for Life: Easing the Transition to UCLA

Buddies for Life: Easing the Transition to UCLA

Hannah and Melissa were paired together as part of the UCLA buddy system. A unique part of the institution’s cohort experience, the UCLA buddy system pairs students who attend UCLA with visiting students during the Amgen Scholars Program.
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Bonding in Bavaria: A Unique Way to Kick Off a Summer of Research

Bonding in Bavaria: A Unique Way to Kick Off a Summer of Research

Site Culture

Talk with almost any Amgen Scholar and they all say that one of the most unique parts of the program is the community created through friendships and research.
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Six Amgen Scholars share what they Love about Science

Featured Scholars, Multimedia, Site Culture, Symposium

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.
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Fall 2017 Travel Award Now Open

Site Culture

The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards.
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Texas Tech student receives prestigious Amgen award 

In the News

Amanda Miller, a senior biochemistry major from Plano, spent her summer at Harvard University conducting research as a 2017 Amgen Scholar. This experience opened doors for her future career.
From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory

From Amgen to the Atacama to Academia: An Unexpected Trajectory

Featured Scholars, Site Culture

As an undergraduate student at Caltech, Levine conducted research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she designed luminescent lanthanide sensors for detection of bacterial endospores, which are among the most resilient forms of life on Earth.
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2017 Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium

2017 Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium

Symposium

U.S. Amgen Scholars from 10 host institutions gathered July 15-16 for a two-day symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles. They heard from UCSF professor Dr. Charles Craik about the path to a Ph.D., learned about applying to grad school, and met with faculty at UCLA about their research interests, among other activities.
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A Firsthand View of the Amgen Scholars Symposium

A Firsthand View of the Amgen Scholars Symposium

Symposium

“Any time you build a connection with someone in your field, or a field you’re interested in, that’s networking,” says Isabelle Rosenthal, reflecting on what she has learned about networking since attending the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium at UCLA in 2015.
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Building a Toolkit for Becoming an Effective Mentor and Educator

Building a Toolkit for Becoming an Effective Mentor and Educator

Faculty Spotlight, Newsletter

This summer, 1,100 student interns will be living, studying, and working on the sprawling campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, just north of Washington, D.C.
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Creating Global Pathways to Science: Lela Okromelidze and Marta Andres Terre

Creating Global Pathways to Science: Lela Okromelidze and Marta Andres Terre

Newsletter

Two women from two different backgrounds – one from a rural town in Eurasian Georgia and the other from urban Barcelona – both shared something in common growing up: a lack of access to scientific research labs.
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Alice Heicklen: Enriching the Amgen Scholars Experience at Columbia

Alice Heicklen: Enriching the Amgen Scholars Experience at Columbia

Newsletter, Site Culture

Behind the scenes at Columbia/Barnard is site director Alice Heicklen, a trained biologist who has since the launch of Amgen Scholars in 2007 orchestrated these details, ensuring that students come away with a comprehensive research experience.
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