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Amgen says it is important to prepare young scientists

19th June 2009

Amgen has expressed the importance of preparing the next generation of scientists.

The company launched an award for teaching excellence in 1992 and since then has handed out nearly $2.5 million (1.52 million pounds) in winnings to those who have made a positive impact on their students.

An ability to inspire pupils and produce results in science lessons are two key factors the honours are judged on.

For the 18th awards, Amgen received more than 300 applications and selected 34 educators as being worthy to receive the prize.

To honour the winners, they were either surprised by a presentation at their schools or invited to a special ceremony.

Vice-president of Amgen’s corporate communications and philanthropy department Phyllis J Piano commented on the accolades.

“We applaud the award recipients for their success in teaching science in a way that is fun and inspiring for their students,” she said.

Amgen focuses on manufacturing and developing drugs to help patients fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

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