Columbia University / Barnard College

Columbia University / Barnard College

PROGRAM DATES:
May 28 - August 2, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
February 1, 2019

Applications to be an Amgen Scholar are provided by and processed at each participating host institution. Follow the link above to find this institution’s application.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Alice Heicklen, Program Director, Columbia
Dr. Jennifer Mansfield, Program Director, Barnard
Ms. Chanda Springer, Program Assistant

amgen@columbia.edu
212-854-2262

Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new, while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research.

This fellowship aims to teach the next generation of scientists the tricks of the trade to performing cutting-edge research. This involves key elements of the research itself, including hands-on experience in premier labs, weekly meetings within the laboratories, informal discussion with accomplished scientists at all levels of training and exposure to diverse areas of research through attendance at the ASP Symposium, research lectures and peer oral presentations. In addition, numerous activities, such as peer research introductions, journal club and elevator pitches foster development of the tools to explain the research undertaken to individuals outside the laboratory, culminating in an oral presentation to peers and an original research article based on the students’ work. Efforts to teach young scientists to fully understand the work they are doing and to be able to explain their work to others in different sub-fields is frequently neglected but this needs to be taught explicitly to improve the understanding of science among students and the general public.

Learn more and apply to be an Amgen Scholar on this campus