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Purpose At Work: How Amgen Builds Scientific Literacy To Grow Its Business And Positive Impact
Amgen is one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies. With over 40 years in the business, Amgen’s mission is “to serve patients.” One of the ways Amgen serves is by democratizing science education and literacy.
“We are reliant on a highly skilled workforce. We’re also reliant on a scientific-literate society,” Cetlin tells We First. The Amgen Foundation works in these areas to provide innovative educational opportunities.
“The way kids experience school today is very similar to about a hundred years ago. Typically, teachers talk and students listen,” Cetlin says. “Kids say they like science, but they think science class is boring. Unless we engage and create opportunities for them to become active learners in the classroom, we’ll be in trouble as a broader society.”
What’s more, teachers often lack the resources and support they need to effectively teach students science.
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