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Supplementing Science Education with Khan Academy

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Written by Amgen Foundation Staff

In 2015, the Amgen Foundation entered into a yearlong partnership with Khan Academy to help expand its free, online education offering to include science content. We’d seen how the power of technology can help improve science education and literacy around the world, and we were eager to do our part in those efforts.

Amgen Staff in Atlanta Volunteer with a Local Food Bank

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Atlanta biopharmaceutical sales reps give back to Fountain of Hope Food Bank.

Amgen Staff in Turkey Give Back on National Children's Day

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Amgen employees in Turkey organized a community service initiative to mark the country’s annual National Children’s Day (April 23rd). Amgen staff donated barrels of toys, backpacks, shoes and clothing for needy children, which was distributed to 150 children in poor, rural communities. 

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Alex B. Munster

"The freedom, trust and respect my supervisor and lab colleagues showed toward me allowed me to flourish on my own, and has suitably prepared me for PhD life after I graduate–and my future career as a physician scientist."
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Dorset, UK

Host University: Kyoto University

Home University: University of Cambridge

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2019

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

Meet David Mangus, an Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher

For [students], biology is not static; it is much more creative and expressive.
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David Mangus | Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

ABE Participating School: Brockton High School

Subject and Grade Taught: Biotechnology I, II, and IV (9th, 10th, and 12th)

Years Teaching: 5

Years Participating in ABE: 4

Unique Journey to Teaching & ABE

Celebrating Amgen Biotech Experience Teachers Year-Round

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As National Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off today, we would like to thank the many educators that are the backbone of our programs, especially the amazing teachers and mentors involved in the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE), which empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into their high school classrooms.

Amgen Volunteer Uses Impact Day to Give Back

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Deb, an Exec. Biopharmaceutical Rep. in Washington, D.C., used her Impact Day to help homeless families at a local nonprofit organization, For Kids.

Amgen Staff from Bogotá Give Back

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Amgen volunteers from the Bogotá, Colombia office worked with students to build furniture for their classrooms and beautify the park at a rural school in La Calera.

Amgen Volunteer Uses Impact Day to Wrap Gifts

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Jamie, an Amgen Sr. Biopharmaceutical Rep. from Denver, used her volunteer Impact Day to wrap gifts for children and families living at Brent’s Place, a free housing option for children who are immune-compromised.

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