Amgen Announces Award for Science Teaching Excellence in Rhode Island
A Statewide Call for Nominations
Nominations Deadline: February 29, 2004
WEST GREENWICH, R.I., Jan. 5 -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN),
the world's largest biotechnology company, today announced it has begun
accepting nominations for the 2004 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence
in Rhode Island, the company's statewide recognition program for science
education. Two K-12 educators who work in either public or private schools in
Rhode Island will each receive an unrestricted $10,000 award from Amgen, and
statewide recognition, at a special award ceremony in May.
The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence in Rhode Island was
launched last year. Amgen also conducts similar programs in California;
Colorado; Louisville, Kentucky; Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts; Puerto
Rico; and Seattle, Washington.
Anyone can nominate an educator who teaches science. The nomination letter
should include: the full name of the teacher; the name and address of the
school; the name of the school district; the school's phone number; the grade
level taught by the science teacher; the nominator's relationship to the
science teacher; the nominator's phone number; and a description of why the
science teacher deserves the award, including the teacher's attributes in the
areas of creativity, effectiveness, best practice development, and
instructional and motivational ability.
Letters should be sent to: Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence,
Amgen Inc., Attn: Gail Davis, Amgen Rhode Island, 40 Technology Way, West
Greenwich, RI, 02817. Nominations can also be submitted electronically, at
www.Amgen.com/ScienceTeacherAward/. Nominations for the award will be
accepted immediately, through February 29, 2004.
Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company that discovers, develops,
manufactures and markets important human therapeutics based on advances in
cellular and molecular biology.
CONTACT: Larry Bernard (401) 392-1683
Amgen, Corporate Communications