LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 14, 2002 -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced
today it is launching the Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence, its first
recognition program for science education. One K-12 educator who teaches in
either public or private schools in the Jefferson County school district will
receive an unrestricted $10,000 award check from Amgen, and will be honored at
an award dinner in May.
For five years, Amgen has conducted the Amgen Award for Teacher Excellence in
Jefferson County. This year´s award marks a fundamental change in the program,
focusing solely on excellence in science teaching.
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 the science teacher teaches; the nominator´s relationship to the science
teacher; the nominator´s phone number; and a description of why the science
teacher deserves the award. Letters should be sent to: Amgen´s Award for Science
Teaching Excellence, Amgen Inc., 12000 Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY 40299.
Nominations can also be submitted electronically, at
www.Amgen.com/ScienceTeacherAward. Nominations for the award will be accepted
immediately, through February 28, 2002.
Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures
and markets cost-effective human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and
CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Barbara Bronson Gray, (805) 447-4949