What People Are Saying
Mary Simun, Science Teacher, Redondo Union High School, California (USA)
Each time she rolls out the Amgen Biotech Experience for her Redondo Union High School biology students, Mary sees a total transformation in their excitement about science. "It’s phenomenal," Simun says. "Almost everything we teach in school is a history lesson. The Amgen Biotech Experience program is modern, current, and cutting edge. Micropipetters, gel electrophoresis – students love it. They’re exposed to a career field they can really get interested in."
It certainly inspired one of Simun’s more troubled students – one who, before the lab, was failing almost every subject. "The other day, she told me that she wants to be a nurse," Simun says with great pride. "That’s an impact that you cannot measure. This program is incredibly powerful."