The Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program is an educational outreach program that provides equipment, curriculum assistance and supplies to high schools and colleges. The program integrates a hands-on, inquiry-based molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce, with extensive teacher support, the excitement of scientific discovery to students
The Amgen-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program engages students from diverse backgrounds in learning molecular biology using relevant curricula, tools and techniques. It exposes students to the wide range of career opportunities in science. Aligned with National and State Science Education Standards, the program supports the goal of achieving scientific literacy. The program not only provides a thoroughly tested and robust curriculum, but also provides a full suite of transportable, research-grade equipment and supplies to allow teachers to conduct advanced and contemporary activities within their high school classroom.
Each year, over 26,000 students and faculty participate in this laboratory experience and have the opportunity to explore the steps involved in creating biotechnology therapeutics. The reach of this program has been extraordinary with over 125,000 students exposed to the fundamentals of biotechnology across multiple states.