• Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Students in science lab
    Scientific Discovery for the Classroom

What We Do

The Amgen Biotech Experience is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, teaching materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to middle and high schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum that introduces students to the excitement of scientific discovery. Each year, over 50,000 students and hundreds of science teachers participate and have the opportunity to explore the methods scientists use to create biotechnology medicines.

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See where ABE is currently supported by exploring the map of participating schools. Program Sites and distribution centers provide teacher training, support, and kit loans in their local area.

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Find out how you can get involved with ABE and biotechnology education.

Amgen CEO

Robert A. Bradway, Chairman and CEO of Amgen, discusses Amgen's Commitment to Science Education.

February 21, 2014 | Media Coverage

EDC has been named a partner in a network known as 100Kin10 that seeks to train and hire 100,000 highly skilled science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers by 2021. ABE is one of three projects are represented by this EDC partnership.

November 19, 2013 | Media Coverage

The Georgetown University Medical Center obtained a grant Nov. 13 to bring a new science education program to middle and high school students in the Washington, D.C. area. The $217,475 grant was awarded by the Amgen Foundation, which gives money to nonprofit organizations that help to advance science education and the quality of health care worldwide. The Foundation will help GUMC launch the Amgen Biotech Experience in D.C. in 2014. The funding should last for two years and will be eligible for renewal in June 2015.

student participation to date: 303,485

AmgenAmgen Biotech Experience is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)