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Do You Want to be a Scientist When You Grow Up?

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One of the highlights of my job as a Community Partnerships Representative is seeing kids learn about the fascinating world of science that exists all around them.

When I hear kids say they want to become scientists, I know that our GSK Science in the Summer™ program is making a difference in their lives. Aditi, an 8-year-old who attended Science in the Summer in Montgomery County, made my day when she took the time to speak with me about her future. 

The Girl Scouts Learn About STEM With Time Warner Cable

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Recently, Time Warner Cable hosted two troops from the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) day at the Regional Training Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The girls are members of the Girls Go Beyond outreach group.  This program focuses on increasing participation in Girl Scouts among girls in at-risk environments, rural communities or underserved or emerging populations. 

FOX and Nat Geo Will Air Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, Celebrating Leaders in Science and Math, Hosted by Seth MacFarlane

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Continuing their joint work promoting science, technology, engineering, and math, 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel and FOX have agreed to broadcast this year's Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, an awards show honoring the world's most prominent scientists and mathematicians. Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and executive producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will host the ceremony for the second year in a row. Nat Geo will broadcast the event live on Sunday, November 8, with a one-hour version scheduled to air on FOX on November 29.

Meet Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman

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Undergraduate Institution: Imperial College London

Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Major: Biochemistry

Working on an extended assignment in her Singaporean high school, Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman first confronted the realities of hands-on research when she explored the role of color vision in foraging in ants. Among the blind spots she navigated as a beginner: finding out that most species of ants are blind. Luckily, hers happened to have eyes. 

Corpus Christi Educators Experience Inaugural Nautilus Exploration Program CITGO STEM Academy

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – A group of 30 local educators participated in the inaugural Nautilus Exploration Program CITGO STEM Academy held on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, at the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery.  The continuing education program for area educators is  part of the CITGO Caring for Our Coast initiative dedicated to natural habitat and coastal restoration along the Gulf Coast region.

Amgen Partners with MIT and Woodrow Wilson Foundation to Support New Biology Teacher Education Program

The Amgen Foundation commits $3 million to support the creation of the Amgen Biology Teacher Education Program in New Woodrow Wilson Academy at MIT
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Teachers play a critical role in sparking a love of science in students. But teacher and school leadership education programs are outdated and in need of improvement.

Eastman Receives Top Honor for College and Career Readiness

Named as the National Exemplar in ACT's National College and Career Readiness Program
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KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Every year, ACT recognizes the achievements of four national exemplars for College and Career Readiness: a student, a high school, a community college and an employer.  Last night in Washington, DC, ACT recognized Eastman as the National Employer Exemplar. This annual program honors a distinguished group of students, schools and employers for exemplifying what is being done in states across the country to improve individuals’ prospects for success. Eastman is the only employer in the nation to receive this prestigious distinction.

Amgen Foundation Programs for Teachers

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Amgen Foundation has supported more than 6,000 teachers with effective professional development, strengthening their ability to deliver high quality services: 

Meet Huw Williams, Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher

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Huw Williams | Cambridge, United Kingdom  

  • ABE Participating School: Long Road Sixth Form College
  • Subject and Grade Taught: Applied Science and Biology at Level 3 (A-level and BTEC awards used for University entrance and for vocational work related career routes)
  • Years Teaching: 16
  • Years Participating in ABE: 4

"ABE enables teachers to have their ‘own experience’ including reflections and understandings."

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