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Amgen Scholars Program: An Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and BiotechnologyLocation: Los Angeles, California
Agency: University of California Los Angeles
Due Date: February 1, 2017
Description: The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing a career in science or engineering. During summer 2015, UCLA will host 20 Amgen Scholars. 5 will be undergraduates from UCLA and 15 will be from other 4-year colleges and universities. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply. In addition to working full time in the laboratory for 10 weeks, June 21- August 28, 2015, students participate in weekly luncheons to meet and discuss science with invited faculty speakers, take weekly workshops on such topics as applying to graduate school, how to write a personal statement and how to give a research presentation. Also, participants go to the Three-day Biotechnology Symposium sponsored by the Amgen Corporation held in Los Angeles. Applicants must be: undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories. Sophomores (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors and non-graduating Seniors with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above, interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Students receive a stipend $3600 for 10 weeks on-campus housing and some meals are provided, a travel allowance of up to $500 is offered to non-UCLA out of state students for travel to/from Los Angeles.
Contact InformationContact: Dr. Tama Hasson
Web Site: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/amgenscholars.htm