Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company, has opened nominations for the 2005 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. Amgen realizes the critical role teachers play in motivating students to explore science and pursue science-related careers, as well as in helping create science-literate communities. Amgen will be rewarding two outstanding Colorado science teachers, grades K-12, who have taught three or more years of science-focused curriculum.
The Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence will result in the following benefits to the winning teachers and their schools:
- An unrestricted cash award of $5000 to the winning teacher
- A restricted $5000 cash grant to the recipient’s school for the expansion and/or enhancement of a school science program, science resources or teacher professional development
- Recognition at an awards banquet and within Amgen corporate materials
- Access to a forum for sharing best practices with other Amgen award-winners from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
For nomination criteria please visit www.amgen.com/teacherawards. Qualifying nominations must be postmarked by January 31, 2005.