Educational Outreach Program
Amgen’s Educational Outreach program offers an adaptable curriculum of “Biotech 101” lectures to key academic partners close to our facilities in Thousand Oaks, South San Francisco and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Launched in 2015, the program focuses on teaching the drug discovery and development process to the next generation of scientists.
Amgen scientists provide undergraduate, graduate and PhD students at local universities with an understanding of the biotechnology industry and the work we do to bring medicines to patients. Class sizes vary from as few as 25 to as many as 90, with broad participation from biology, chemistry, pharmacy and engineering departments. Additional components of the program include career-oriented sessions, networking with industry professionals, and site-visits to an Amgen campus.
The Educational Outreach program has proved valuable in helping students make important decisions about their career path and provides Amgen with access to local talent pools of emerging young scientists.