President Obama has challenged U.S. colleges and universities to increase the number of graduates in STEM fields, but how do institutions create the types of opportunities that inspire students to want to pursue a career in the sciences? Innovative programs, such as the Amgen Foundation’s Amgen Scholars program give students hands-on laboratory experience under the guidance of faculty mentors. A key partner from the beginning has been the University of California, Berkeley, hosting more than 100 undergraduates on its campus during the past four years.
Join Jean Lim Terra, president of the Amgen Foundation, and Chancellor Robert Birgeneau of the University of California, Berkeley for a discussion on Amgen Scholars as well as other initiatives for K-12 students that are deepening scientific literacy and successfully engaging students to pursue degrees in the sciences.
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This free webinar is sponsored by the Amgen Foundation and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the Amgen Foundation and the University of California, Berkeley.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists:
How Partnerships Strengthen Science Education
Thursday, March 10, 2011 • 2pm EST / 11am PST