A Poetic Journey Into Science Education: The Italian PDI Experience


Ask Anna Pascucci about her experience becoming involved with the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) program and her responses are poetic, romantic even:

“Life is made by sequences of things that happen which rarely remain in our memories...and then there are events…the events have the potential to expand time and space and represent the starting of a venturing phase. This was for me to meet Tara Bennett Bristow and Alia Qatarneh, ABE staff at Harvard University.”

Amgen Foundation Expands The Amgen Biotech Experience, Bringing Total Program Reach To 900,000 High School Students By 2020

Recent research shows students gain confidence, interest in science and biotechnology after participating in program
Press Release

August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Amgen Foundation today announced it will expand the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) to reach nearly 900,000 high school students by 2020. For nearly 30 years, ABE has empowered high school science teachers to implement real-world biotechnology labs in their classrooms to help their students better understand science and how it influences their daily lives.

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action

by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool Corporation EMEA Together with the Civil Protection Dept. Donate 10 “Laundry” Containers to Earthquake Stricken Families in Central Italy

Press Release

MILAN, March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Procter & Gamble and Whirlpool Corporation Europe, Middle East & Africa have teamed up to support communities hit by the earthquake in central Italy. The solidarity initiative headed by the two multinationals, in collaboration with the Italian Civil Protection Department, provides for the donation of 10 laundry containers, each equipped with washing machines, dryers and irons (Whirlpool, Indesit and Hotpoint) and P&G laundry detergents (Dash and Lenor).

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Elisa Paoluzzi Tomada

"The time I spent in Munich was invaluable. My time in the lab went by too quickly and I deeply enjoyed learning techniques and doing experiments."

Milan, Italy

Host University: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Home University: Humanitas University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine and Surgery

Expected Graduation: 2019

Journey to Science

How did you become interested in science?

I have always been curious about human biology and have had a desire to help others. This has motivated me to study human diseases and to pursue a career in which I could help others through medicine and scientific research.

Global Study Finds Corporate Societal Engagement Increasing Internationally, with Majority of Companies Utilizing Global Volunteerism

Release of New Report Paired with Launch of the Global Exchange, an Initiative led by CECP to Unite Like-Minded Organizations
Press Release

NEW YORK, September 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A leading study shows a sharp increase in corporate societal engagement across borders in Africa and Asia, and the continuation of a high-level of international corporate societal investment in Europe. Giving Around the Globe, released by CECP, the CEO Force for Good, is the result of a comprehensive analysis of data from over 120 large companies headquartered in 20 countries across the world.

JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $200,000 to Aid Italy Earthquake Relief Efforts

Press Release

LONDON, August 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. will donate up to $200,000 from the firm and its employees to support earthquake relief efforts in Italy, the firm announced today. The grant and employee donations will go to the Italian Red Cross.

Meet Mariada Muciaccia from Italy


Mariada has taught chemistry, biology and earth science since 1981, and currently works in Rome – where she also participated in an intensive Amgen Teach workshop earlier this year. Her objective was to learn how best to apply inquiry-based techniques to students between 16 and 18. "Amgen Teach enhanced my confidence and ability to use inquiry-based teaching," she shared.

Meet Gabriella Baron from Italy


School: Comprehensive Institute of Marostica

Subject and Grade Taught: Secondary school level the age of the students is between eleven and thirteen.

Years Teaching: 20

Years in Amgen Teach Community: 1

Participation in Amgen Teach Programme: National training and DLA

"The methodology IBSE goes deep and makes students discover that the motivation to learn comes from the satisfaction of having learned and understood something significantly.

Cial, Costa Cruises and Port Authority of Savona Present “Message In A Can”, a Model of Excellence for Aluminum Can Collection and Recycling

In 9 years, from 2007 to 2015, 334 tons of aluminum were recycled from Costa ships calling at Savona. A new awareness campaign for the city is presented in a collaborative effort with the Municipality of Savona, and another on social media.
Press Release

SAVONA, 17th February 2016 /3BL Media/ – CIAL (Aluminum Packaging Consortium), Costa Cruises and the Port Authority of Savona presented, on board the Costa Diadema, “Message in a can”, a promotion and development project for the collection and recycling of aluminum beverage cans, under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea.


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