Amgen Gives Teachers $10,000 For Teaching Excellence

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said today that it has awarded 34 science teachers with $10,000 each, in its 19th annual Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. The firm awards the grants each year for "extraordinary" science teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The firm said it has now given away more than $3M through the program. Amgen received more than 360 applications this year for the awards.