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