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New 'Ten To Watch' List Highlights Top Amgen Scholars Poised To Impact The Future Of Science And Medicine
The list of alumni includes a Rhodes Scholar, Ph.D. graduates from
The full Ten To Watch list, including photos and bios, can be found here.
The Amgen Scholars Program gives talented undergraduates a chance to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions across the U.S.,
"It is impressive to see the impact that Amgen Scholars Program alumni are making on the world," said
Concurrently with the Ten To Watch selection, 148 scientists from premier educational institutions in seven countries, who have acted as mentors for the Amgen Scholars Program, participated in a survey to uncover what the future of scientific research may look like.
The survey looked at a number of current issues facing society and explored the next generation's capability in solving them, while also examining tomorrow's scientific workforce and the types of skills that will play a role in their research. With an eye to the future, 98 percent of those surveyed believe hands-on experience is an essential part of a young scientist's training.
The survey also revealed that these top scientists believe that there is much progress being made towards solving some of the world's major medical problems. The results showed that a majority (81 percent) feel there will be significant progress made in finding cures for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and malaria from the next generation of scientists. The results indicate that scientists believe cancer will have the most significant scientific progress made towards a cure, while emphasizing the creation of medications tied to a person's individual genome.
"We are privileged to work with some of the best scientists and institutions in the world to help mentor and train the next generation," said
Other key survey findings include:
Women will play a big role in the future of scientific research.
- 72 percent of respondents feel there are currently not enough mentors and role models for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields
- 80 percent of those surveyed believe women will be in positions of power in STEM fields twenty years from now
Skills and technology will change how scientists work in the labs of tomorrow.
- 72 percent believe computer programming and coding will be the most beneficial skill for new scientists to learn while 52 percent identify debate and oratory skills
- 92 percent said the scientists of tomorrow will have tools at their disposal that they and their colleagues could only dream of today
- 39 percent believe the biomedical problems that will be solved by the next generation don't even exist yet
- 55 percent say advances in solving medical problems will come from figuring out the best ways to use digital technology in medicine
- 90 percent said that they wished the world knew scientists were also full of fun, not just books and labs
A total of 17 host institutions are now accepting applications from undergraduates who meet the eligibility requirements for the 2017 Amgen Scholars Program. Financial support for students is provided by the Amgen Scholars Program, which aims to ensure that eligible students, regardless of their financial status, are able to participate. For more information about the Amgen Scholars Program, or to complete an application online, visit www.AmgenScholars.com. Accepting applications now until
CONTACT: Amgen Thousand Oaks
Jennifer van der Borgt, 805-447-5597 (media)
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