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University receives new grant to fund Amgen Scholars Program

The 2018 Amgen Scholars came from universities across the country to gain research experience in labs at Washington University in St. Louis. Faculty mentors helped guide their research projects in many areas of the biomedical sciences. A new grant will continue to fund the ongoing program. (Photo: Sara Holmes)

Undergraduate research experience supports science education and innovation

From the WashU Newsroom

Washington University in St. Louis has received a new grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experiences to undergraduate students through the Amgen Scholars Program.

This marks the ninth year the university is participating in the program, which aims to inspire the next generation of innovators by providing undergraduate students with summer research opportunities at many of the world’s premier educational institutions.

Since 2011, Washington University has hosted more than 200 Amgen Scholars in its scientific research labs.

“This program opens doors to providing intensive research experiences to talented undergraduates who come to Washington University from across the country,” said Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. “The Amgen Scholars Program has made key contributions in supporting students who wish to pursue advanced degrees and lifelong careers in the life sciences.”

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