Our two main U.S. campuses in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina each feature a dedicated laboratory classroom that hosts local middle and high school students free of charge. The Community Lab is the signature example of our commitment to STEM education. It offers daylong, interactive science activities, intensive summer programs and opportunities to meet the real scientists of Biogen.
The Cambridge facility 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. Nearly 25,000 students in Greater Boston have participated in our programs since the Community Lab first opened in 2002.
Last year marked the first full year of operation for our RTP Community Lab in North Carolina. Modeled on the success of our Cambridge program, the Community Lab expansion continues Biogen’s mission to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders through hands-on learning.