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Call for Applications: The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence
Date:11/3/2008

34 Outstanding Teachers Will Be Recognized in Communities Where Amgen

Operates

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that it now invites applications for its 18th annual Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE). This award is designed to recognize and honor extraordinary science teachers at the K-12 level who significantly impact their students through exemplary science teaching and who achieve demonstrated results in student learning in communities where Amgen operates.

With a longstanding commitment to science education, Amgen established the teacher awards program to promote and encourage science excellence in public and private schools. Since the program's inception in 1992, Amgen has awarded more than $2 million to educators who have made exceptional science-teaching contributions and who have significantly impacted the lives of their students.

Amgen is expanding its program this year, and will honor a total of 34 teachers in California, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Washington and Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec). In addition, a new streamlined web-based application will be available this year.

"At Amgen, we believe that extraordinary teachers can inspire a passion for science," said Phyllis Piano, vice president, Corporate Communications and Philanthropy at Amgen. "Since the beginning of the AASTE program more than 200 teachers have been honored for their dedication, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of this year's recipients."

The 34 selected winners within the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada will receive the following benefits: <
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