Community Lab

Biogen’s Community Lab is a state-of-the-art laboratory classroom where local middle and high school students engage in hands-on biotechnology experiments and interact with scientists and other biotech professionals. It offers free daylong, interactive science activities, rigorous summer programs, and teacher professional development.

The Community Lab is the signature example of Biogen’s commitment to STEM education. Our mission is to excite more young people about science and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders. The Community Lab has locations at our world headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina.

The Cambridge facility opened its doors in 2002 and is the longest-running, hands-on corporate science lab in the nation, serving as the model for a growing number of similar initiatives in the biotech community. Modeled after the success of our Cambridge program, the Community Lab in North Carolina opened in 2014. Together the Labs have served more than 50,000 students to date.