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Amgen Scholars: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty for the Amgen Scholars program.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor. For additional tips on identifying a mentor click here.

Please remember:

  • Students pursuing Amgen must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status.
  • Students pursuing Amgen must complete the 10-week program from June 21 - August 25, 2023. Students must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.
  • Accepted students must live in provided Caltech housing.

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Project:  Einstein at Caltech
Disciplines:  History, Physics, CS
Mentor:  Diana Kormos Buchwald, R. Abbey Professor of History, Director Einstein P, (HSS), dibar@caltech.edu, Phone: 6263958048
Mentor URL:  https://www.einstein.caltech.edu/  (opens in new window)
AO Contact:  Diana Kormos Buchwald, dibar@caltech.edu
Background:  The Einstein Papers Project is currently doing research on Albert Einstein's first visit to Caltech in spring term 1931.
Description:  Newspaper and other research into Einstein's trip to the United States through the Panama Canal and finally to Long Beach to be a visiting scientist at Caltech in spring term 1931. The research involves many aspects of the visit, from his experiences in New York, Cuba, Panama, to his 10 weeks in Pasadena, his lectures and collaborations with physicists and astronomers, his visit to Mount Wilson, Hollywood, and Charlie Chaplin.
References:  See https://www.einstein.caltech.edu/ and the Digital Einstein Papers at https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/
Student Requirements:  Suggested skills: interest in US and/or European history and history of science. Ability to work with online databases. Good reading and writing skills.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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