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Meet Mobolaji Fowose, a 2013 Amgen Scholar Alumni

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Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Host Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Biology

As a child, Amgen Scholar Mobolaji Fowose and her family traveled back and forth to the US from their hometown outside of Lagos, Nigeria. They were in and out of hospitals, seeking a diagnosis and treatment for her younger sister who, as a baby, had bacterial meningitis and began to have recurrent seizures. 

Meet Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman

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Undergraduate Institution: Imperial College London

Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Major: Biochemistry

Working on an extended assignment in her Singaporean high school, Amgen Scholar Maithreyi Raman first confronted the realities of hands-on research when she explored the role of color vision in foraging in ants. Among the blind spots she navigated as a beginner: finding out that most species of ants are blind. Luckily, hers happened to have eyes. 

Amgen Partners with MIT and Woodrow Wilson Foundation to Support New Biology Teacher Education Program

The Amgen Foundation commits $3 million to support the creation of the Amgen Biology Teacher Education Program in New Woodrow Wilson Academy at MIT
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Teachers play a critical role in sparking a love of science in students. But teacher and school leadership education programs are outdated and in need of improvement.

Amgen Foundation Programs for Teachers

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Amgen Foundation has supported more than 6,000 teachers with effective professional development, strengthening their ability to deliver high quality services: 

Science Education Programs for Students Offered by Amgen Foundation

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Amgen Foundation’s science education programs give over 2,000,000 students hands-on experiences in science: 

Amgen Teach: Professional Development for Science Teachers Across Europe

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Launched in 2014, Amgen Teach is a European programme funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by European Schoolnet.

The programme is designed to deepen student interest and achievement in science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry based teaching strategies in the classroom.

Amgen Teach: Professional Development for Science Teachers Across Europe

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Launched in 2014, Amgen Teach is a European programme funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by European Schoolnet.

The programme is designed to deepen student interest and achievement in science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry based teaching strategies in the classroom.

Meet Huw Williams, Amgen Biotech Experience Teacher

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Huw Williams | Cambridge, United Kingdom  

  • ABE Participating School: Long Road Sixth Form College
  • Subject and Grade Taught: Applied Science and Biology at Level 3 (A-level and BTEC awards used for University entrance and for vocational work related career routes)
  • Years Teaching: 16
  • Years Participating in ABE: 4

"ABE enables teachers to have their ‘own experience’ including reflections and understandings."

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