STEM Education

Amgen Foundation Awards Khan Academy $3 Million to Support Development of Free Comprehensive Biology Lessons

More Than One Million Students Access Biology Content Each Month
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Amgen Foundation today announced a three-year, $3 million grant to Khan Academy to develop comprehensive new biology lessons. The Amgen Foundation is the exclusive sponsor of Khan Academy's biology content.

The Joys of Working in a Lab: Reflections on a Summer at the Kyoto University

Guest post written by Kyoto University Amgen Scholar Nguyen Hoang Yen Nhi
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For me, the most valuable part of Amgen Scholars Program was working in a laboratory. I met great people who made me feel appreciated and loved.

In my host laboratory, I found the field that I am passionate about and where I really want to continue working in the future: microalgae research. I was surprised by the large number of species of microalgae in our lab and admired the research of other lab members. I also saw and used some technology for the first time such as the HPLC sequencing machine that my home university taught us about but did not have.

Hands-on Scientific Learning Goes Global with Amgen Biotech Experience Expansion

by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
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It's no surprise that when students become fascinated by science, that enthusiasm can be contagious. From our survey with Change the Equation, we know students crave hands-on biology experiences that are often lacking in the classroom.

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
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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.

What's Possible When Science Isn't Boring?

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I often envy what the world looks like through the eyes of a child. Even the simplest things can make a child curious. This inquisitive mindset enables them to get lost in exploration without caring about what needs to get done, because the definition of “need” is different for a child.

Updating America’s Lab Report

Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
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More than 10 years ago, the groundbreaking America’s Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science examined the effectiveness of high school laboratory experiences. This report was a useful resource that we at Amgen Foundation referenced regularly when updating and enhancing our science education programs.

Mobile Science Lab Arrives in Sheboygan, Sparks Kids' Interest in Science

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SHEBOYGAN - A bright yellow shipping container turned science lab is sparking kid's curiosity in science. 

Called the "Curiosity Cube," the retrofitted 22-foot by 10-foot shipping container is equipped with the latest technology to provide a learning environment for visitors to become immersed in science.

The cube is an endeavor by MilliporeSigma, a global life science company with a location in Sheboygan Falls, which is bringing the cube across the United States to get youth excited about science and careers in STEM. 

2017 Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium

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U.S. Amgen Scholars from 10 host institutions gathered July 15-16 for a two-day symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles. They heard from UCSF professor Dr. Charles Craik about the path to a Ph.D., learned about applying to grad school, and met with faculty at UCLA about their research interests, among other activities. The scholars also visited the Amgen campus in Thousand Oaks, where they learned more about the biopharmaceutical industry and took tours of the cutting-edge facilities.

Voya Financial Supports Professional Development of STEM Educators with New Fellowship Program

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July 20, 2017 /3BL Media/  - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the launch of a national fellowship program for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers, in partnership with the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY). The announcement was made during NNSTOY’s 2017 National Conference – presented by Voya – held this week in Washington, D.C.

Powerful Partnership: How Technology is Expanding Access to Quality Biology Education

Eduardo Cetlin President, Amgen Foundation
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Over the past 25 years, the Amgen Foundation has worked to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, particularly biology education, around the world. We have a long-standing history of reaching students through hands-on science programs such as the Amgen Biotech Experience and the Amgen Scholars Program, which have reached more than 500,000 students worldwide.

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