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.


When Hugh Nelson began work as the first teacher ever for the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE), he had a crash course in cutting-edge biotechnology....
What are “flowcharts”? Flowcharts are a common type of graphic organizer; they can help students to organize their thinking and their ideas in a...
Connection and problem-solving were the hallmarks of October’s quarterly virtual Lab Technician Meeting in October. Meeting officially for the first...

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...
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