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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.

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A Look Inside Amgen Biotech Experience Labs
Science is fascinating. It tells us who we are, what we’re made of and provides insights on how we can potentially solve huge problems, from cancer to climate change. But students can sometimes find the subject confusing, overwhelming and boring. In fact, in a recent survey commissioned by the Amgen Foundation and Change the Equation, nearly half of teen respondents said science is confusing,...
Aug 15, 2016 9:15 AM ET
Ridgeview High School Students Show House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Their Lab Expertise
Stepping away from his day job for a few hours, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined Ridgeview High School in Bakersfield on April 22nd to participate in the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) and truly see the power of hands-on learning. During his visit to science teacher Kyle Webster’s AP Biology...
May 20, 2016 8:00 AM ET
Ask the Expert: What’s the Amgen Biotech Experience and How I Can Volunteer?
Learn how you, as an Amgen Scholar, can make a difference in high school biology classrooms. If you’re reading this, you probably love scientific research. Do you want to inspire a similar passion for hands-on experimentation among younger students and their teachers? If so, as a former Amgen Scholar, you might be interested in volunteering for the Amgen Foundation’s other big...
Apr 20, 2016 9:35 AM ET
Harvard Life Sciences Outreach Program Coordinator Uses Rap Music to Spark Students’ Interest in Science, the Amgen Biotech Experience
Guest Post Written by Rebecca Lewis, EDC With a passion for science and a desire to teach future generations, Alia Qatarneh, program coordinator for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard and the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) in Massachusetts, is remixing the way high school students across the state are studying science. Using popular music from...
Dec 11, 2015 1:10 PM ET
Amgen Biotech Experience Turns 25!
Amgen Foundation has been, and continues to be, deeply committed to investing in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and promoting science literacy. To ignite a passion for science in students, it is crucial that they have access to hands-on experiences in the classroom. Likewise, it is essential that teachers are equipped with the knowledge, resources and professional...
Nov 2, 2015 3:30 PM ET