Science Education Programs | The Amgen Foundation
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Our Strategy for Science Education

The Amgen Foundation is reimagining how students access and experience science learning. We believe that everyone, everywhere should have the opportunity to participate in science, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, gender, geography, sexual orientation or disability.

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Our Strategy for Science Education

The Amgen Foundation is guided by the belief that everyone needs science, and science needs everyone. Understanding the fundamentals of science is as critical as reading and writing, and location and financial status will no longer be barriers to high-quality science education. By broadening access to engaging and inspiring science programs, we are equipping future generations with the essential skills needed to thrive in our increasingly complex world. From healthcare crises and climate change to debunking misinformation, humanity needs science to solve the challenges of the future.

That’s why we create authentic opportunities for young people to engage in science through hands-on experiences and technologies that complement in-person learning. Our vision is to make science accessible to everyone, but we can’t do it alone. Parents and guardians help foster curiosity in children, which guides their interests and career journeys. Teachers are catalysts for change and staff volunteers provide insights in the world of STEM. Together, we enable young people to see how science influences their lives and the important role it plays in our world.

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OUR SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

LabXchange

Khan Academy Student

Audience: Middle school, high school, university students and educators. Anyone of any age interested in learning about science.

Location: Virtual

LabXchange is a free, online platform, funded by the Amgen Foundation and developed at Harvard University, providing middle, high school, and university teachers and students access to personalized instruction, virtual lab experiences and networking opportunities across the global scientific community.

Amgen Biotech Experience

Khan Academy Student

Audience: High school teachers and students

Location: Program sites are located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia

The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into high school classrooms. The program provides professional development and curriculum, materials as well as loaned research-grade equipment and reagents at no cost to participating schools.

Amgen Scholars Program

Khan Academy Student

Audience: Undergraduate students

Regional program: Host institutions are located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. Participants undertake a research project, attend seminars and a regional symposium to meet peers and hear from leading scientists.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy Student

Audience: High school teachers and students

Location: Virtual

Through its online platform, Khan Academy aims to provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. The Amgen Foundation is the exclusive sponsor of its multi-lingual biology resources, ranging from ninth-grade biology content through to Advanced Placement® (AP) Biology.