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.

Shoreline ABE Teacher Recognition Grants

We are pleased to announce that the Shoreline Community College Amgen Biotechnology Experience (Shoreline ABE) program has received $4,000 from ABE to fund Teacher Recognition Grants.  To be eligible for a grant, teacher applicants must be ABE teachers who have received their ABE training at Shoreline Community College.

Grant Description:

We are accepting applications for grants in two categories:

  • Track 1: 
    Development of a new or innovative laboratory curriculum that builds upon the biotechnology principles/methods taught in the ABE curriculum ($1,000 per grant).
  • Track 2: 
    Expansion of the use of the existing ABE laboratory curriculum to more classes, or to more teachers within a school ($400 per grant). 

Application Procedure:

There are two components to the application – the Application Form, and the Administrative Support and Teacher Commitment Form.   

Completed applications:

  • Written application form (Word Doc)
  • Administrative support/Teacher commitment form, signed by Principal and Teacher (Word doc)

Submit your application to N. Jan Chalupny, PhD, Biotechnology Outreach Manager, by one of the following mechanisms by December 1, 2016.



N. Jan Chalupny, PhD, Biotechnology Outreach Manager
Attn: ABE Teacher Recognition Grant
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA  98133

Notices of acceptance will be mailed by December 15, 2016. 

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact us for assistance.