• Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Students in science lab
    Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • 2013-14 Student Participation 62,338
    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 secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum that introduces students to the excitement of scientific discovery. Each year, over 60,000 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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ABE Stories

This lab changes their whole attitude of whether or not they’re the ‘type’ of person who can do science. And for young girls, that’s huge.
Monica Barsever
Sierra Madre, California
May 11, 2015 | News Release

Students from Juanita Sanchez High School in Providence, Rhode Island, led a biotechnology workshop for their classmates at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence Biotechnology Center.

May 7, 2015 | Media Coverage

On Friday, May 8, students from Juanita Sanchez High School in Providence, Rhode Island along with University of Rhode Island biotechnology professors and Amgen representatives will team up to participate in hands-on biotechnology activities.

student participation to date: 400,000+


Amgen map

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.

Students in science lab

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.

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