Amgen Biotech Experience

Amgen Biotech Experience: Where We Are


Explore the map of schools using the ABE program and find the program sites and distribution centers for the ABE program.

For additional information regarding the program, please contact the ABE program site near you or contact the ABE Program Office.

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Meet Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher Monica Barsever


Monica Barsever | Sierra Madre, California

  • ABE Participating School: Alverno High School
  • Subject and Grade Taught: 9th – 12th AP/Honors Biology, AP Environmental Science, Honors Physics, Honors Independent Research in Science
  • Years Teaching: 5
  • Years Participating in ABE: 4

"This lab changes their whole attitude of whether or not they’re the ‘type’ of person who can do science. And for young girls, that’s huge."

Unique Journey to Teaching & ABE

Meet Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher Christine Martin


Christine Martin | Cambridge, United Kingdom

ABE Participating School: Impington Village College
Subject and Grade Taught: Biology, Years 7 – 13 (11 – 18 year olds)
Years Teaching: 8
Years Participating in ABE: 4
"One of my Year 13 students told me the other day that having the hands-on experience with ABE put her in a very good position when she was being interviewed to go on to University to study genetics."


Bringing Biotech Into Classrooms Through Amgen Biotech Experience

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The Amgen Biotech Experience empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into their classrooms to spark students’ love of science. The program provides teacher professional development and features a hands-on curriculum that introduces students to the excitement of scientific discovery. 

How To Get Involved in the Amgen Biotech Experience


How to Get Involved


The ABE program loans a kit of research-grade equipment and supplies and offers professional development to allow teachers to conduct the lab activities with their students. Find an ABE program site near you for professional development opportunities and access to this exciting program! You can also find upcoming professional development opportunities below.

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The Pioneers of the Amgen Biotech Experience

Pioneers lay the roads for those who follow to walk on. ~ Unknown

Though the Amgen Biotech Experience now reaches more than 60,000 students and hundreds of teachers each year, the program had humble beginnings. It all started with a group of scientists and teachers who had a passion for sharing their knowledge with students.

Amgen Foundation Has Committed Over $100M to STEM Education


The Amgen Foundation has created a two-pronged approach to inspire the next generation of innovators: (1) investing in and supporting science teachers; and (2) creating hands-on opportunities for students.

Letter from the Amgen Foundation President


Amgen was founded more than 30 years ago with the incredible ambition of unlocking the power of biology to help create lifesaving medicines. Now the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, Amgen has reached millions of patients globally and continues to develop a pipeline of promising medicines. Scientific expertise is in our DNA, and our scientists and staff are the engines that propel this enterprise forward.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

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This video shows why the Amgen Foundation is deeply committed to STEM education & sparking the love of science in students. Visit & follow @AmgenFoundation to learn more. The Amgen Foundation seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists.


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