Webinar: Attractiveness of STEM Subjects

Date & time: Tuesday, 28 April at 17-18h CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Within the framework of the 2020 STEM Discovery Campaign, STEM Alliance, Amgen Europe and Scientix organised a webinar on the "Attractiveness of STEM Subjects". The webinar took place on Tuesday, 28 April 17-18h CEST.

In this webinar, Amgen, Scientix and STEM Alliance presented the results of the report on "The attractiveness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects – Results from five countries" as well as online learning platforms that might be of interest for teachers and education stakeholders.


Scott M. Heimlich

Scott M. Heimlich,
Vice President of the Amgen Foundation and Director of Philanthropy for Amgen

Scott is responsible for the strategic management and direction of the Amgen Foundation's portfolio, including the development and oversight of key initiatives at the K-12 and higher education levels. Under his leadership, the Foundation's commitment to science education includes initiatives such as the Amgen Scholars Program, the Amgen Biotech Experience as well as Khan Academy and the new LabXchange platform with Harvard. In addition to his focus on portfolio strategy, design, and management, he currently oversees Operations and Communications for the Foundation.

Prior to joining Amgen in 2005, Scott served in positions at the University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and a junior high school in Japan. He holds a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate in education from the University of California, Los Angeles.



Ashley Young

Ashley Young,
Science Education Program Manager for the Amgen Foundation

Ashley supports the Amgen Foundation's science education portfolio with a particular focus on secondary and undergraduate programs. Sparked by a chapter on DNA in her high school biology textbook and further solidified by her participation as a student in the Amgen Biotech Experience, Ashley's passion for molecular biology has led her to experience science in all its diversity, working variously as an academic researcher, science teacher, and developer of training materials for the biotechnology industry. Ashley is now delighted to advocate for quality science education through the Amgen Foundation's global work.

Ashley holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and a Master of Education, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.






More info

European Schoolnet, with support from Amgen Europe and STEM Alliance, carried out a research study, which looks at the challenge of making STEM study and careers more appealing to the young people of Europe, more specifically 12-15 years old students. Through the study, we explored factors influencing secondary school pupils' perceptions, motivation and aspirations towards STEM.

You can already now check out the full report or the executive summary.


STEM Alliance http://www.stemalliance.eu

STEM Alliance partners


Scientix http://www.scientix.eu/


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