Ventura College hosted students from Oxnard’s Santa Clara High School for the Amgen Foundation’s “Biotech Summer Experience” workshop. Students, mostly seniors at Santa Clara High School, were exposed to skills of advanced biotechnology including working with DNA and bacteria. Andrea Ocampo, Alyna Zarate and Sabrina Ramirez are shown performing lab testing. The Amgen Biotech Experience is an innovative four-day science education program that provides research-grade equipment, supplies, curriculum, and professional development to middle and high schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.