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About the Amgen Foundation

We work to advance science literacy and inspire the next generation of innovators around the world.

Committed to Science Education

The Amgen Foundation plays a key role in Amgen’s commitment to improving the lives of others. As Amgen’s principal channel for corporate philanthropy, we work with expert partners to provide best-in-class science education programs free of cost to teachers and students. In 2022, our work reached 23 million students and educators worldwide.

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Science Needs Everyone

We believe that everyone, everywhere can participate in science regardless of race, ethnicity, income, gender, geography, sexual orientation or disability. Our 30+ year investment in science education is consistent with the social pillar of Amgen’s Environmental, Social and Governance strategy.

Understand Our Work

Science education

We cannot achieve our goals on our own. We work with expert partners to offer four world-class science education programs for teachers and students, expanding access to high-quality learning experiences and advancing equity in STEM around the world.

Community initiatives

We also collaborate with trusted partners to build stronger communities where Amgen staff live and work. Internationally, we work with global organizations to respond to natural disasters around the world. Our staff volunteering program further amplifies the reach and impact of our science education programs.

OUR SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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LabXchange

A free, online platform enabling flexible science learning and teaching through interactives, lab simulations and more.

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Amgen Biotech Experience

Helps teachers transform their classrooms into biotechnology labs through professional development courses, teaching materials and research grade lab equipment.

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Amgen Scholars Program

Enables undergraduate students to experience life as scientists with top academic researchers at premier institutions around the world.

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Khan Academy

Our partnership brings free online biology lessons into the homes and classrooms of millions of learners each year.

The Global Reach of Our Programs

Since the launch of our first program in 1990, we have been supporting science education initiatives and impacting students and teachers all around the world.

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Since 2020

20 million

Users worldwide

23,000+

Curated assets and growing

14+

Languages available

150+

Organizations contributing content

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Since 1991

970,000+

Students

3,800+

Teachers supported

2,000+

Participating schools

27

Program sites worldwide

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Since 2007

5,300+

Amgen Scholars alumni

905

Colleges and Universities represented worldwide

25

Host institutions worldwide

58%

of female participants

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Since 2015

11 million+

students and educators reached through Biology resources in 2022

450+

Biology content assets developed

20

Languages with Biology content available

3

complete Biology courses available

Explore Our Impact Around the World

The visual below highlights the global impact of our science education programs. For more detailed information, explore our interactive map.

In-Person Program Locations

Amgen Scholars Program
Amgen Biotech Experience

LabXchange Users by Country

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Explore Our Impact Around the World

The visual below highlights the global impact of our science education programs. For more detailed information, explore our interactive map.

In-Person Program Locations

Amgen Scholars Program
Amgen Biotech Experience

LabXchange Users by Country

Lowest Highest

(exponential)


Proud of Our Milestones

The Amgen Foundation’s science education investments are based on research and driven by needs, issues and outcome assessment. The programs we create and develop with our partners are designed to equip future generations with the essential skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex world.

1990

Amgen Biotech Experience program is established.

2006

Amgen Scholars Program launches in the U.S.and expands to Europe in 2008 and Japan in 2014.

2015

The Amgen Foundation announces partnership with Khan Academy to develop AP and introductory-level biology content.

2017

Amgen Biotech Experience expands to Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Netherlands and Singapore.

2018

The Amgen Foundation expands the Amgen Scholars Program to Australia, Canada, China and Singapore.

2020

LabXchange is launched by the Amgen Foundation and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

2020

The Amgen Foundation announces $7.5 million+ commitment to support social justice and equal opportunity in the United States.

2020

The Amgen Foundation partners with Khan Academy to support science learning and educational equity amid COVID-19.

2022

The Amgen Foundation commits $30 million in continued support for LabXchange.

2022

The Amgen Foundation commits $2.5 million in continued support for science education efforts with Khan Academy.

2023

The Amgen Biotech Experience expands to reach more than 180,000 additional students through 2025.

2023

Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities for 500 additional undergraduates through 2025.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

Download Informational Resources

Learn more about the Amgen Foundation’s science education programs and how they fit within Amgen’s broader Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy.

Learn More About Our Grants

Explore our operating policies and donation and grant recipient disclosures.

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