"I have been using the Amgen Biotech Experience in my classroom since 2008, and it is inspiring to see how eager the students are to learn these lab techniques. Several students have even told me they want to pursue a major in biology after they finish the course," said Amy Welch, a biology teacher at Brea Olinda High School in Brea, Calif. "As a teacher, my knowledge of biotechnology lab techniques has increased immensely since I first implemented the program and I feel that I am providing my students with skills that make them strong scientific thinkers. Given its genuine impact, I am so thankful to the Amgen Foundation for making this program possible."Beginning this year, EDC will apply its deep experience in designing and delivering high-quality science education programs to establishing a Program Office for the Amgen Biotech Experience. Working closely with existing sites, EDC will build on the assets of the program and implement strategies to enrich the program, including the introduction of a new strengthened curriculum for this school year.
Amgen Foundation Commits $2.5 Million In New Grants To Engage 50,000 Students Each Year In The Thrill Of Scientific Inquiry
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