Colorado	BioScience	Association	Recognizes	Amgen	Foundation’s	$25,000	Investment	in	
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Colorado BioScience Association Recognizes Amgen Foundation’s $25,000 Investment in STEM Education in Colorado’s Classrooms

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Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is honored to announce the Amgen Foundation’s grant of $25,000 to the Colorado BioScience Institute (CBSI) in support of the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program in Colorado’s science classrooms. The RET program is an intensive, 4 week, hands-on program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for 7th-12th grade teachers.

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Colorado BioScience Association Recognizes Amgen Foundation’s $25,000 Investment in STEM Education in Colorado’s Classrooms

  1. 1. Colorado BioScience Association Recognizes Amgen Foundation’s $25,000 Investment in STEM Education in Colorado’s Classrooms Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is honored to announce the Amgen Foundation’s grant of $25,000 to  the Colorado BioScience Institute (CBSI) in support of the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program in  Colorado’s science classrooms. The RET program is an intensive, 4 week, hands‐on program in Science,  Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for 7th‐12th grade teachers.     Denver, CO – July 21, 2014 – The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is honored to recognize the Amgen  Foundation’s grant of $25,000 to the Colorado BioScience Institute (CBSI) in support of the Research Experience for  Teachers (RET) program, in addition to funds provided by others including The Anschutz Foundation. The announcement  is made by CBSA/CBSI President & CEO April Giles, who says, “We are honored to receive these grants for our RET  program and know it will make a positive impact in Colorado’s science classrooms.”  The RET program is an intensive, 4 week, hands‐on program for 7th‐12th grade teachers.  This inaugural year, four  teachers were selected to participate. The RET program places teachers in local life science companies to provide them  with hands‐on lab experience to bridge real‐world skills to back the classroom.     The goal is to help build long‐term collaborative partnerships between, industry scientists, and the local university  research community by involving the teachers in real bioscience research and helping them translate their research  experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities.    2014 RET Hosting Companies:  Biodesix, Inc., Aurora, Boulder      Molecular diagnostics advancing personalized medicine  www.biodesix.com     iC42 Clinical Research & Development, Aurora  Contract research services for integrated solutions to systems biology  www.bioanalytics.us     Sharklet Technologies, Inc., Aurora      Engineers surface technologies (Sharklet™) that controls the growth of dangerous bacteria  www.sharklet.com    Surefire Medical Inc., Westminster      Developing a novel infusion system for the interventional radiology market www.surefiremedical.com    The program provides experiential opportunities, along with professional development, classroom implementation  planning time and authentic materials. Together, these elements provide teachers with practical knowledge and  experience to enhance their content understanding and classroom practice, especially related to Science, Technology,  Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). “We hope to build on our first year of success and expand the program next  year,” Giles explains.   “There is a proven need to encourage more students in STEM ‐ (Science, Technology, Engineering  and Mathematic) to secure our future workforce pipeline.”  ‐More‐     
  2. 2. Page 2  About Amgen Foundation  The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education, improve patient access to quality care, and strengthen the  communities where Amgen staff members live and work. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $200  million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Europe that impact society in  inspiring and innovative ways, and those that provide disaster relief efforts both domestically and internationally. For  more information, visit http://www.amgen.com/citizenship/overview.html and follow us on  http://www.twitter.com/AmgenFoundation.  About Colorado BioScience Institute   The Colorado BioScience Institute (the Institute) is a 501(c)3 non‐profit that provides biotech education, workforce and  career development, innovation support and resources for life science professionals, companies, students and educators  related to the bioscience industry in Colorado. For more information, visit: http://www.CoBioInstitute.org.   About Colorado BioScience Association    CBSA is a not‐for‐profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's bioscience industry. With more than  350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business  environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the  state, and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit  http://www.cobioscience.com.     CBSA also is found on these social media sites:   Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/COBioscience     LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=98468&trk=anet_ug_grppro     Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoBioScienceAssociation   Blogger:  http://coloradobio.blogspot.com    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/COBioscience    Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/COBioscience    Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101998361861247247369/posts    Tumblr: http://cobioscience.tumblr.com  Instagram: http://instagram.com/coloradobioscience     Contacts:    Mae Desaire, Director of Marketing, Colorado BioScience Association ‐ http://www.cobioscience.com  –   720‐382‐5918, mdesaire@cobioscience.com       Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations ‐ http://www.absolutelypr.com  ‐ 303‐984‐9801,  maggie@absolutelypr.com  

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