MIT hosts 28 Amgen Scholars this summer

Published in MIT News: September 3, 2010 by Morgan Bettex

Undergraduates invited to conduct hands-on research with MIT faculty

Twenty-eight students — half from MIT and the other half from colleges and universities across the country — spent the summer living on the MIT campus and working with 22 faculty members as part of the Amgen Scholars Program, an international summer program that invites hundreds of undergraduate students to conduct faculty-mentored research in science and biotechnology at 13 of the world’s leading research institutions.

Amgen Scholar at poster sessionAmgen Scholor at poster session

The program’s mission is to provide quality lab experience and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers, and to inspire students considering a career in those fields. MIT has been a host institution of the program since 2006, when it received a $1 million grant from the Amgen Foundation to launch the first phase of the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program for four summers, beginning in 2007.

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