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AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM MASTER CLASS

The Amgen Scholars Program Master Class supplements the on-site program. It provides modules designed to provide a foundation of knowledge to Scholars both before they arrive as well as during their program. The LabXchange resources below have been developed to support Amgen Scholars host institutions in preparing Scholars for their lab experiences. These modules lay the groundwork for conducting research and analyzing findings. What’s more, they are designed in a self-paced, asynchronous format to facilitate learning anytime.

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ASP 2022 MASTER CLASS

The Amgen Scholars Program Master Class is a pilot science education curriculum with three modules. Your program administrator will communicate to you which modules are required for your program. You also have the option to peruse and complete any module that is not required. To join the class, click on the button below and use the provided class code to request to join.

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Clusters

Content on LabXchange is broken down into different clusters. These clusters are then broken down into pathways. This way you can learn in bite-sized chunks and focus on what is important to you. 

Communicating Science

This cluster introduces users to foundational skills in communicating science, including how to effectively construct and deliver a scientific presentation.

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Lab Norms and Expectations

This cluster introduces the norms, roles, and best practices that are typical of a research lab, including how to be a great lab citizen, how to maintain an excellent lab notebook, and lessons learned from other scientists.

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Interpreting Data

This cluster introduces foundational skills involved in analyzing and critiquing some of the primary ways in which biological data is presented, including gels, Western blots, chromatograms, sequence alignments, model figures, and charts and plots.

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Using Online Databases

This cluster teaches learners how to use popular databases in biomedical research, including how to use PubMed to search for literature, how to use BLAST, and how to find information about specific genes using NCBI.

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Introduction to Programming

This pilot cluster provides users with interactive lessons that allow them to practice coding using Python and apply it to modeling biological phenomena. 



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Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science Education

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, LabXchange is developing 2 clusters addressing how racism impacts medicine, science, and science education in a project called Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science Education. These clusters are being written by a select group of Graduate Student Fellows under the guidance of an expert Faculty Steering Committee.  The Graduate Fellows share their research, passion, and inspiration for this work in these two pathways, the first in a series of releases that will continue in the fall of 2022.

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Lab Norms and Expectations

This cluster introduces the norms, roles, and best practices that are typical of a research lab, including how to be a great lab citizen, how to maintain an excellent lab notebook, and lessons learned from other scientists.

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Pathways in this cluster:

Using Online Databases

This cluster teaches learners how to use popular databases in biomedical research, including how to use PubMed to search for literature, how to use BLAST, and how to find information about specific genes using NCBI.

Visit cluster
Pathways in this cluster:

Introduction to Programming

This pilot cluster provides users with interactive lessons that allow them to practice coding using Python and apply it to modeling biological phenomena. 



Visit cluster
Pathways in this cluster:

Interpreting Data

This cluster introduces foundational skills involved in analyzing and critiquing some of the primary ways in which biological data is presented, including gels, Western blots, chromatograms, sequence alignments, model figures, and charts and plots.

Visit cluster
Pathways in this cluster:

Communicating Science

This cluster introduces users to foundational skills in communicating science, including how to effectively construct and deliver a scientific presentation.

Visit cluster
Pathways in this cluster:

Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science Education

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, LabXchange is developing 2 clusters addressing how racism impacts medicine, science, and science education in a project called Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Science Education. These clusters are being written by a select group of Graduate Student Fellows under the guidance of an expert Faculty Steering Committee.  The Graduate Fellows share their research, passion, and inspiration for this work in these two pathways, the first in a series of releases that will continue in the fall of 2022.

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If you want smaller lessons, you can explore our vast library of content created specially for scholars and administrators of the Amgen Scholars Program.

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FAQ

Do I have to register with LabXchange to see the content?

Anyone can access the standard content available in the public library with or without a registered account.

To view private content, or the exclusive Amgen® Scholars Program content available in the public library, users will need to be logged in with a registered account

To learn more about what you can access with and without a registered account, click on Learn More below.

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Why can't I see the pathways and clusters?

The Amgen® Scholars Program is exclusive to users logged in with a registered LabXchange account. For more information on how to create an account, click on Learn More below.

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How can I share a pathway?

The simplest way to share a pathway with another user is to copy the URL of the pathway and send it to them. LabXchange provides an internal messaging system that will allow you to communicate with other registered users and this makes for a quick and easy way to send links to various resources.

Should you wish to share a pathway with a group of users on LabXchange, such as a class of learners, click on Learn More below.

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How can I customize a pathway for my learners and make it my own?

LabXchange offers two ways for you to create your own pathways.

You can create a new, blank pathway into which you can insert any materials of your choosing from either the public library or your own private library.

Alternatively, you can clone an existing pathway. This creates a copy in your private library, which you are then free to edit to meet your specific needs.

For more information on how to create a pathway using either of these methods, click on Learn More below.

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Connect

For questions about which modules to take and when, please contact the administrator of your host program.

Queries?

For general questions about the Amgen Scholars Program, please email

amgenscholarsglobal@harvard.edu

Tech issues?

For technical questions or issues, please visit the LabXchange help center.

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