The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Program through Life Sciences Outreach is in its fifth full year of offering opportunities for high school teachers and students to gain valuable experience with biotechnology laboratory protocols, generating familiarity with a variety of important techniques.
Our program offers three tiers of the ABE program. We supply our kit partners with all materials including equipment and reagent partners with consumables as needed to perform the ABE laboratories. Our visiting partners come to the Harvard Teaching Laboratories for three hours to conduct specific laboratories with assistance from graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who share with the students their own paths into science careers and the application of biotechnology techniques to their own areas of research. Reagent and kit partner teachers participate in professional development workshops at either Harvard or the MBL to ensure a high level of comfort with the laboratory procedures and equipment.
Main Program Site: Harvard University
Distribution Sites: The Marine Biological Laboratory and Springfield Technical Community College