Amgen Announces Award for Science Teaching Excellence
Call for Nominations
Nominations Deadline: February 29, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 5 -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN), the
world's largest biotechnology company, today announced the launch of the Amgen
Award for Science Teaching Excellence, its recognition program for science
education. Two K-12 educators who work in either public or private schools in
Boston or Cambridge will each receive an unrestricted $10,000 award from
Amgen, and will be recognized in a special award ceremony in May. Amgen also
conducts similar programs in California; Colorado; Louisville, Kentucky;
Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; 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, M/S TS-A,
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) 392-1200
Amgen, Corporate Communications