CF science educator honored by Amgen

Posted 5/8/13

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Central Falls High School teacher David Upegui has been honored by world biotechnology leader Amgen Inc. with the 2013 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence.

Upegui, a 10th, 11th and 12th grade science teacher in Central Falls, is among nine recipients of the award, which is given out in locations where Amgen has operating sites – California, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Washington and Canada. He was surprised with the honor at a school assembly late last month.

The Science Teaching Excellence awards program was designed by the biotechnology company’s philanthropic arm – the Amgen Foundation – to recognize and honor extraordinary science teachers at the K-12 level.

Each teacher receives an unrestricted $5,000 grant and their schools receive a restricted $5,000 grant which can be used for the expansion or enhancement of a school science program, science resources or the professional development of the school’s science teachers.

Nominations are solicited every fall and winning teachers are selected based on a variety of criteria including: ability to effectively engage students while “deepening their scientific understanding,” the plan for the use of the grant money and a letter of recommendation.

PBN Hosted

Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
  • Manufacturing Awards
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards. Dea ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News