Biotechnology Outreach Opportunitiesfor Middle and High Schools
The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) transforms classrooms into working laboratories by introducing students to the excitement of real-world research-based science. The program explores the steps involved in using biotechnology to create modern medicine. Our Shoreline-ABE program, housed the Shoreline Community College campus, has been working with schools for more than nine years. This program is made possible by a grant from the Amgen Foundation, recently renewed for the 2015-2017 funding period. Shoreline-ABE typically reachers more than 50 newly-trained teachers per year and more than 8,000 students are able to experience hands-on research using recombinant DNA techniques -- the same techniques used in biotechnology every day to create biotherapeutics to treat diseases such as diabetes, breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.
Both professional development trainings for teachers and lab grade equipment/reagents loan program is provided at no cost to the teachers or their districts.
See our Professional Development Workshops page for more information about how you and your school can take advantage opportunities through the Shoreline-ABE program.