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34 Outstanding Teachers and Schools Receive $10,000 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence

2009 Awardees Recognized in Amgen Communities Across North America

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced the 34 science teachers in the United States (U.S.), Canada and Puerto Rico who are this year's recipients of the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes teachers in grades K-12 whose dedication to students has had a significant impact on the learning and interest of the future generation of scientists.


Since the program's inception in 1992, Amgen has awarded nearly $2.5 million to educators in communities where Amgen has a presence who have made exceptional science-teaching contributions and who have had a measurable impact on the lives of their students. All of the teachers honored have demonstrated an outstanding ability to inspire their students and produce results in science education.

In 2009, Amgen received more than 300 applications for the 18th annual Amgen Science Teaching Awards program and winners were honored at special ceremonies in their respective Amgen communities or during surprise presentations at their schools. The 2009 award recipients are:

    Daniel Barth, Tahquitz High School in Hemet
    Brian Hopper, Hoopa Valley High School in Hoopa
    Larry Madrigal, Saint Joseph High School in Santa Maria
    Byron Philhour, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco
    Lance Powell, Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton
    Michael Wing, Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo

    Helen Douglass, Centennial Elementary in Longmont
    Emily Haynes, Centaurus High 
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