The Amgen Biotech Experience is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery. Each year, more than 80,000 students and over 1,000 science teachers participate in this program and have the opportunity to explore the methods scientists use to create biotechnology medicines. The reach of the program has been extraordinary, with 600,000 students to date having experienced the fundamentals of biotechnology across multiple U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the U.K.
This video shows why the Amgen Foundation is deeply committed to STEM education and sparking the love of science in students:
To learn more about biotechnology—what it is, the science involved, and how it can be used to make biotech medicines—explore an interactive introduction to biotechnology.