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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:  General GPS Division SURF opportunities announcement
Disciplines:  Multidisciplinary, Geology, Geochemistry, Geobiology, Geophysics, Planetary Science, Environmental Science & Engineering
Mentor:  Paul Asimow, McMillan Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, (GPS), asimow@caltech.edu, Phone: 4133
Mentor URL:  https://www.gps.caltech.edu/people?category=17  (opens in new window)
Background:  This AO compiles information submitted by various GPS faculty about their summer research plans into a single place for ease of searching. There are 28 different project described in the attached powerpoint and info-session recording.
Description:  GPS SURFS can generally be classified into the areas of geology, geochemistry, geobiology, geophysics, planetary science, and environmental science & engineering. Some are field-based, some are lab-based, some are computational.
References:  Powerpoint file from information session: https://www.dropbox.com/s/beqcvbuoi9o1n2i/GPS SURF info session 2023.pptx?dl=0

Recording of Zoom session: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7hcmig41dmikswt/GPS SURF info session 2023.mp4?dl=0
Student Requirements:  Varies with nature of the project. Contact potential mentors for details. The projects with Prof. Ehlmann are for PCC or Caltech students only.
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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