Beyond the Bench: An Amgen Scholar Travels to New Opportunities


The path from Amgen Scholars to working at a major pharmaceutical company has been anything but linear for Jan Botthof. Between his undergraduate work, PhD program, and now as a trainee in the International Future Leadership Program for Product Supply at Bayer, Botthof has taken time to try different roles and figure out the best balance of science in his career. Through his journey, Botthof has learned that many career options are available to those with science skills that go beyond traditional benchwork.

Shire’s Pride Month Celebrations Bring Together Employees Globally

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Shire employees across the globe celebrated Pride Month in June through a variety of events ranging from city-wide parades to local panel events. Activities were led by B-Equal, Shire’s Business Resource Group (BRG) that supports the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Professionals (LGBT+) and their Allies. Hundreds of colleagues, along with their family and friends, joined together to show their support of the LGBT+ community and recognize the importance of being an inclusive workplace.

Meet Alexandra Khelil-Schmidl from Austria


School: BG/BRG 21 Bertha von Suttner - Schulschiff

Subject and Grade Taught: Biology and Physics, Science Lab (10-18 years old)

Years Teaching: 6 years

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1.5

Participation in Amgen Teach programme:

Animal Collective: Lots of Wildlife Species Call GM Lands Home


The automobile industry helps animals in an unexpected way, as General Motors hosts 4,700 acres of wildlife habitats at 46 manufacturing sites across the globe.

With the help of a partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council, GM continues to launch certified sites that promote native wildlife and educate employees and communities about the environment. The company has obtained habitat certification at half of its manufacturing facilities around the world.

Meet Harald von Beringe from Austria


Subject and Grade Taught: Biology, Physics and Chemistry, 10-14 year-old-students in the secondary school

Years in Amgen Teach community: 1

Participation in Amgen Teach Program: National Training

"I joined the Amgen Teach Program because I like opportunities to get for networking with other teachers and I like the hands-on approach.

In the teachers workshop I have participated we did a lot of inquiry based learning and it gave me a lot courage to use it in my classroom 

Solar Power by Smartflower: A Cool Way to Produce Energy from Heat - The Minute

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Last week, I was in Linz, Austria for the Ars Electronica Festival, an interdisciplinary showcase for technology-driven arts and science innovation projects of all kinds. Walking down one of the picturesque, Upper Austrian city’s 18th century cobblestone streets lined with Euro-chic shops and cafes, I came upon a gigantic metal sunflower parked in the middle of the roadway. This object turned out not to be a whimsical sculpture, but a portable, plug-and-play solar power unit. An on-site demonstration showed off its several innovations.

Bombardier and Innsbruck Transport Authority IVB Launch Austria’s First LED Tram

LED technology offers cost savings of up to 90,000 euro for Innsbruck fleet
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March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The first BOMBARDIER FLEXITY tram fully equipped with eco-friendly LED lamps has started operating in Innsbruck. The external lights were changed to LED earlier this year following an upgrade of the interior lighting last year.

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