Summer 2013 MIT Amgen Scholars Program Begins!

Sara Nelson, Program Director, MIT Amgen Scholars Program

On June 10th the 2013 Amgen Scholars arrived on campus to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program at MIT – a 9-week undergraduate summer research program in science and biotechnology. This year, 25 Scholars from U.S. colleges and universities from across the country, such as Tulane, Oregon State, and Florida A & M, will conduct faculty-mentored research in labs across the Institute, including the labs of Catherine Drennan, Susan Lindquist, Robert Langer, Matthew Wilson, and Elazer Edelman.

Among this year’s Scholars are nine MIT undergraduates and 16 visiting undergraduate students. They will conduct research in an array of fields such as, biological chemistry, cancer biology, immunology, memory formation, and tissue engineering. In addition to full-time lab research, the Scholars will participate in educational workshops, faculty luncheons, and attend the annual Amgen Scholars National Symposium at UCLA where all ten Amgen Scholars Program host sites come together for a weekend of presentations from leading scientists in industry and academia; attend networking events; and engage with peers who share similar academic, research, and career interests.

The culmination of the summer program will be a poster session on Friday, August 9, 2013, 12-2pm, at which all 25 Scholars will present their summer research. The poster session is open to the entire MIT community and we encourage you to attend.