The Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program is a research-intensive summer training program in biomedical research for undergraduate students who plan to obtain a PhD or MD-PhD in the biomedical sciences. We particularly encourage students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, who are the first in their families to college, who are from inner city or rural communities, or who have grown up with financial or other disadvantage to apply.
Two student co-founders have created and released Emit, a social media app created to help users find social events through user-released “flares,” alerting others of new and nearby events.
Brandon Li M.S. ’22, a fifth-year master’s student in computer science, and Anderson Addo ’23, a computer science concentrator who has declared a certificate in entrepreneurship, have worked with co-founders and former team members Nathaniel Goodman ’21 and Eyal Levin ’22 for almost two years to develop the app, which was recently released for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Presidential Scholar Kaitlan Bui is a sophomore at Brown University studying English literature. Besides reading and writing (which she considers essentials), she is passionate about cross-cultural dialogue and language-learning. Some things that make her happy include older people holding hands, time spent with family, and hand-written letters. She'll be touching on the latter in her talk titled "Vulnerability: Responding to The Unanswered Question."
Georgeara Castañeda, one of three sophomores is selected for the prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship. She is a Religious Studies concentrator focusing on spiritual practices within Latin America and the Caribbean. More specifically, she hopes to examine narratives of religious, cultural, and ethnic mixture in Santeria, Cuba and Candomblé religious practices in Brazil. Her faculty mentor will be Professor Daniel Vaca. After her undergraduate studies, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Latin America.