Canada 2067: Formidable Challenges (and Opportunities!) Ahead

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation

January 11, 2018

My personal awakening to what a good science education could look like happened in Canada, in my 10th grade physics class with Mr. Burt at Westmount High School in Montreal in the early 90's. I started high school in Brazil and had already taken a year of physics, but frankly, had not learned much through the experience. Read More >

Scaling what works in #STEM

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation

September 19, 2017

The cover of National Geographic magazine’s March 2015 issue is framed in my home office. The image of a staged moon landing, and five short sentences challenging common known facts serve as the backdrop for an ominous title: “The War on Science.” Read More >

Hands-On Scientific Learning Goes Global with Amgen Biotech Experience Expansion

Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation

August 24, 2017

It's no surprise that when students become fascinated by science, that enthusiasm can be contagious. From our survey with Change the Equation, we know students crave hands-on biology experiences that are often lacking in the classroom. Read More >

Updating America’s Lab Report

Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation

July 27, 2017

More than 10 years ago, the groundbreaking America’s Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science examined the effectiveness of high school laboratory experiences. This report was a useful resource that we at Amgen Foundation referenced regularly when updating and enhancing our science education programs. Read More >

A Case Study: The Amgen Foundation and Khan Academy

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation

May 16, 2017

After I first posted about our renewed partnership with Khan Academy in February, we were excited to be included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s recent report on how businesses help create greater educational opportunities. Read More >

Khan Academy: A High‐Quality Biology Education for All

Written By Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation

February 23, 2017

Philanthropic organizations around the world grapple with the question of how best to deploy limited financial resources to achieve the most impact. For the Amgen Foundation, the answer starts with a clear mission and strategy, is followed by the selection of best-in-class organizations who consistently deliver excellent results, and closes with a thorough analysis of learnings and outcomes. Read More >

How Do We Get Teens Excited About Science?

Written by Eduardo Cetlin, President, Amgen Foundation

June 7, 2016

We at the Amgen Foundation believe that an understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, particularly science, is critical for students to be prepared for careers and citizenship in the 21st century. Read More >

Letter From the Amgen Foundation President

Eduardo Cetlin, President of the Amgen Foundation

March 1, 2015

We at the Amgen Foundation believe that an understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, particularly science, is critical for students to be prepared for careers and citizenship in the 21st century. Today’s students are the innovators of tomorrow — the people who will find new ways to cure diseases and improve patients’ lives. We have a great opportunity to spark a love of science in students, tap into their motivations, and stimulate their understanding of the purpose and benefits of a strong STEM education. Read More >


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