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Teachers and Schools Across North America Receive $10,000 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence
Date:6/21/2011

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the 34 science teachers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico who are this year's recipients of the 19th annual Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes extraordinary science teachers at the kindergarten through 12th grade 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 teaching excellence in public and private schools. Since the program's inception in 1992, Amgen has awarded more than $3 million to educators who have made exceptional science-teaching contributions.

"At Amgen, we are committed to supporting programs that encourage bright young minds to explore a future in science," said Joseph P. Miletich, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president of research and development at Amgen. "We applaud this year's exceptional winning teachers who are inspiring their students to be excited about learning and science."

In 2011, Amgen received more than 360 applications for the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence and winners were honored at special ceremonies in their respective Amgen communities or during surprise presentations at their schools. The 2011 award recipients are:

California
Jessica Davis, Film and Theatre Arts Charter High School in Los Angeles
Brian Grigsby, Shasta High School in Redding
Craig Madison, El Verano School in Sonoma
John McDaniel, Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley
Casey O'Hara, Carlmont High School in Belmont
Paul Swain, Albiani Middle School in Elk Grove

Colorado
James DePue, Wray High School in Wray
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