2019 Cohorts At a Glance

Every summer, Amgen Scholars from the North American, European, and Asian programs gather at regional symposia to share ideas, attend seminars, and close out their summer research experience. This year, 361 Scholars participated globally from 210 different institutions across 35 countries. They all share a passion for science, captured in the above video from the North American and European symposia. Here’s a quick breakdown by region:


64 participants

48 colleges/universities

20 countries

Fun Symposium Fact: Asian participants heard a special talk by Cen Xu, who worked on the discovery of a new medicine in neuroscience at Amgen.


78 participants

50 colleges/universities

19 countries

Fun Symposium Fact: European participants get punted down the Cam (it’s boating!) while learning about the history of the Cambridge colleges.

North America

219 participants

126 colleges/universities

42 states/territories, not including Canadian provinces

Fun Symposium Fact: North American participants get a tour of the Amgen headquarters in Thousand Oaks, complete with 3-D molecule simulations!

In a poll of some Scholars they revealed the following scientists they’d most like to meet, past or present:

  • Rosalind Franklin,
  • Richard Feynman,
  • Nikola Tesla,
  • Charles Darwin, and
  • Marie Curie.

Check out this new video to learn more about some Amgen Scholars science heroes, meet some of our Scholars from around the world in Faces and Voices of the 2019 Cohort, and, in case you missed it, view photo galleries from all the symposia here:

North American symposium photo gallery
European symposium photo gallery
Asian symposium photo gallery

Stay tuned, as the inaugural Australian cohort ramps up later this year.