A Statewide Call for Nominations
Nominations Deadline: February 29, 2004
WEST GREENWICH, R.I., Jan. 5 -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN),
the world´s largest biotechnology company, today announced it has begun
accepting nominations for the 2004 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence
in Rhode Island, the company´s statewide recognition program for science
education. Two K-12 educators who work in either public or private schools in
Rhode Island will each receive an unrestricted $10,000 award from Amgen, and
statewide recognition, at a special award ceremony in May.
The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence in Rhode Island was
launched last year. Amgen also conducts similar programs in California;
Colorado; Louisville, Kentucky; Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts; Puerto
Rico; and Seattle, Washington.
Anyone can nominate an educator who teaches science. The nomination letter
should include: the full name of the teacher; the name and address of the
school; the name of the school district; the school´s phone number; the grade
level taught by the science teacher; the nominator´s relationship to the
science teacher; the nominator´s phone number; and a description of why the
science teacher deserves the award, including the teacher´s attributes in the
areas of creativity, effectiveness, best practice development, and
instructional and motivational ability.
Letters should be sent to: Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence,
Amgen Inc., Attn: Gail Davis, Amgen Rhode Island, 40 Technology Way, West
Greenwich, RI, 02817. Nominations can also be submitted electronically, at
www.Amgen.com/ScienceTeacherAward/. Nominations for the award will be
accepted immediately, through February 29, 2004.
Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company that discovers, develops,
manufactures and markets important human therapeutics based on advances in
cellular and molecular biology.
CONTACT: Larry Bernard (401) 392-1683
Amgen, Corporate Communications