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Amgen Biotech Experience

The Amgen Biotech Experience is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, teaching materials, and professional research-grade lab equipment to middle and high schools. Each year, more than 60,000 students and hundreds of science teachers participate in the Amgen Biotech Experience to explore the methods scientists use to create biotechnology medicines. To date, the Foundation has committed over $13 million to provide hands-on molecular biology curricula to over 425,000 students across multiple U.S. states, Puerto Rico, U.K., and Ireland.

Learn more by visiting and following the #BiotechExperience hashtag on Twitter.

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First Year ABE Teacher Shares Her Experience With the Program
LAM MEI KIEN Years Teaching: 34 Years Participating in ABE: 1 Unique Journey to Teaching & ABE  Why did you choose teaching as a career? I joined the teaching service as I realised that teaching was very meaningful and rewarding, especially when students came back after their graduation to express how much we, as...
Apr 23, 2019 11:40 AM ET
Meet the Amgen Scientist: Becky Pferdehirt, Ph.D.
BECKY PFERDEHIRT, PH.D. Amgen Facility: South San Francisco Department: Business Development Unique Journey to a Career in Biotech Becky Pferdehirt knew she wanted to be a scientist ever since her high school biology class. Seeing a DNA band move through agarose gel got her hooked on...
Mar 19, 2019 10:35 AM ET
Meet the Amgen Scientist: Sung Chang
SUNG CHANG Amgen Facility: Thousand Oaks, CA Department: Process Development Unique Journey to a Career in Biotech Sung Chang never dreamed he would ended up in the biotech industry. “If I look back, it was a fortunate set of events that happened, but I never imagined it,” he says....
Mar 5, 2019 1:25 PM ET
A Local Boston Scientist Making a Big Impact in a Global Biotech World
“My teacher is amazing. This is my second year speaking English for the first time, and she has provided me with help to improve my English skills while learning biological concepts and lab skills. She promotes multiculturalism and diversity, and she deserves some recognition for her hard work.” -Student of Mary Jo Renear at East Longmeadow High School in Western Massachusetts...
Feb 11, 2019 1:00 PM ET
Nurturing Teachers and Giving Back in Puerto Rico
Héctor L Ayala-Del-Río recently received an unexpected thank you card: It was from a local high school science teacher, explaining that she was having a challenging time in her classroom, but how a recent event that Ayala-Del-Río and his team organized made all the difference. She had attended an Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) teacher appreciation event at the Caguas Science Center, and the...
Jan 9, 2019 11:40 AM ET