Voices from the Field

The impact of the ABE program has been profound, aiding teachers in bringing cutting-edge content to their classrooms and inspiring students to be empowered through biotechnology, catalyzing some students to pursue careers in the sciences.

Explore our blog posts and stories about the people who make ABE what it is and those who have been impacted by their ABE experiences.


As part of Singapore’s heightened safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, schools there shifted to full home-based...
It’s all about action. In the past few months, the ABE Equity, Access, and Engagement working group has been moving forward with systemic strategies...
Hugh Nelson, a biology teacher at Newbury Park High School in Southern California, worked with leaders at Amgen to develop the Amgen Biotech...

ABE Impact and Career Pathways Stories

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Alexandria, VA, USA
Vincent Tedjasaputra traces the start of his career to a single relationship: a bond he formed with his biology teacher in high school. He met Winnie...
Oak Park High School
Oak Park, CA, USA
When Winnie Litten first began teaching the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE), the technology she was able to teach to her students was not yet even...
West High School
Torrance, CA, USA
In the spring of 2006, Ann Cortina drove 70 miles through Los Angeles area traffic to Newbury Park, Calif., to pick up the kits for a new biotech...
Total Student Participation
Teacher Participation for 2019-20 School Year