Amgen is issuing a call for applications for the 2010 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence (AASTE). The award is designed to recognize and honor extraordinary science teachers at the K-12 level in communities where Amgen operates, including Massachusetts. Last year, four (4) teachers from schools in Massachusetts were AASTE recipients.
The selected winners will receive the following benefits:
· An unrestricted cash award of $5,000USD; and
· A restricted $5,000USD cash grant to the recipient’s school for the expansion or enhancement of a school science program, science resources, or the professional development of the school’s science teachers.
Following is a link that will be accessible starting Nov. 2nd containing information about the award, including criteria and the application process, on Amgen’s website: www.amgen.com/citizenship/aaste.html
As one of the world's foremost biotechnology companies, Amgen is keenly aware of the value and importance of science education. That is why we support science education programs aimed at encouraging bright young minds to explore a future in science. By improving access to resources for students and teachers and raising the community's understanding of the value of science literacy, Amgen is doing its part to develop the scientists of tomorrow.