CAMBRIDGE, Mass--April 28, 2004--Amgen Inc.
(Nasdaq:AMGN), the world´s largest biotechnology company, has
announced the two science teachers in Cambridge-Boston, Mass., who are
this year´s recipients of the Amgen Award for Science Teaching
Excellence. The Amgen awards honor public or private school science
teachers, grades K-12, who demonstrate outstanding science teaching
and have a great impact on the lives of their students. Each teacher
will receive an unrestricted $10,000 award at a dinner event in May.
For more information on the award please contact Amgen at the number
below. The 2004 winners are:
Barbara Dorritie of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School,
Diana Christian of Economics and Business Academy, Boston,
Nominations are solicited every January and a panel of independent
judges selects the winners. Judges base their decisions on evidence of
the recipients´ creativity and effectiveness in the classroom; their
application and development of best practices in science education;
their motivational ability; and their mastery of the subject matter
and instructional skill.
In addition to the Cambridge-Boston program, the Amgen Award for
Science Teaching Excellence is granted in Rhode Island; California;
Colorado; Jefferson County, Kentucky; Puerto Rico; and Washington,
locations where Amgen has facilities. Amgen has conducted the awards
program for teaching excellence for 13 years in the U.S.
Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops,
manufactures and markets important human therapeutics based on
advances in cellular and molecular biology.
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CONTACT: Amgen, Cambridge
Larry Bernard, 401-392-1683