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Investing in Water Stewardship


by Thomas Schumann of Thomas Schumann Capital and Willem Buiter of Columbia University

Predicting Depression in Teens

A study conducted by Columbia University Department of Psychiatry researchers and funded by Morgan Stanley is looking at the brain—along with smartphone habits—to try to determine how and why adolescents experience this increasingly prevalent mental illne

You only need to read the headlines to know the toll the last year has taken on adolescent mental health. With the stress of the pandemic impacting well-being—and parents left unsure how to help—the search for more timely diagnoses and effective treatments takes on new urgency. For years, psychiatry has focused on mood as the main culprit in depression, but researchers have started to also suspect that motivation is just as important. Randy P.

Connect to Learn: Aiming to Improve Learning Outcomes of Underprivileged Girls in Myanmar


The Connect To Learn program is a public-private partnership that brings mobile technology and 3G/4G-based Internet access to underserved schools in Myanmar, offering students the opportunity to leapfrog to a 21st century education. The program promotes universal access to quality secondary education by providing user-friendly learning devices for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The program delivers information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and training to nearly 30,000 students and 310 teachers from 31 schools.

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

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

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: The Water Challenge Team

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The Water Challenge team produced one of the most widely read Barclays research reports of 2017, highlighting how the energy industry can help protect water resources. The report, The Water Challenge, Preserving a Global Resource, was published in partnership with Columbia University. The report analyses financial and technical solutions the energy industry can use to lower water-related costs and improve its fresh-water footprint, featuring case studies of companies improving outcomes as a result of these innovative solutions and partnerships. 

A Diagnosis That Led to Life’s Mission: Working to Reverse Alopecia Areata at Columbia


Most Amgen Scholars only begin to learn about their summer research topic in their college years. For Trévon C. Gordon, his research topic began in high school, when he began to suffer from a condition called alopecia areata, which prevents him from growing hair. Since then, understanding the autoimmune disease has become his mission, and he spent his Amgen Scholars summer researching ways to treat it with a cutting-edge researcher who herself has alopecia areata.

The 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition and New Ways to Recognize Social Enterprises

by Cristina McGlew Castro Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving

By 2030, 500 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet. At the same time, as part of our work to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025, Cisco seeks to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers. People who will not only thrive but also drive an inclusive digital economy in our increasingly interconnected world.

Alice Heicklen: Enriching the Amgen Scholars Experience at Columbia


To design and execute a summer research program like Amgen Scholars is no easy feat. The 10-week program at Columbia University and Barnard College in New York requires year-round planning to nail down faculty lectures, laboratory tours, graduate student and career panels, housing, flights, social events, and seminars in science communication.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Danielle Spitzer

"When you’re in the lab, you get to generate new knowledge. There’s an answer out there somewhere, but no one knows it yet.”

Host University: Columbia University

Home University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Biology and Women’s Studies

Expected Graduation: 2017


Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Amgen Scholars Gather in New York


Amgen Scholars hailing from programs across the globe gathered in New York this month for an alumni reunion at Columbia University. There, they got a chance to connect with one another as well as with a few incoming 2016 Amgen Scholars, program leaders and faculty mentors.

In addition, Amgen’s Executive Director of Research Margaret Chu-Moyer spoke about her personal journey and the professional path she took to her current position, telling attendees, "Follow the science; find your passion; fulfill a life of purpose."


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