In 2006, the Amgen Foundation launched Amgen Scholars, a science-intensive summer research program designed to be a pivotal experience in the academic life of an undergraduate, exposing students to world-class research and inspiring them
to pursue scientific careers. Now in its fourth year, Amgen Scholars, a $27.5 million, eight-year program, is quickly becoming one of the most competitive and sought after summer research programs in the country. The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students, many who may not have access to such opportunities at their home institution or in their home country, with the ability to engage in hands-on research at 10 leading U.S. universities.
This year, one Amgen Scholar from Boulder, Catlin Stoddard, who attends the University of Colorado, was an Amgen Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. She participated in this exciting research program and attended the summer symposium. As a unique component of the program, the participants came together for the three-day symposium. From July 17-19, the Amgen Foundation in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted the fourth annual Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles. During the symposium, Stoddard and the other students shared their summer research projects and got feedback, firsthand from leading industry and academic scientists.