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.

Community Lab Summer Program

Each summer, Biogen’s Cambridge Community Lab offers a number of one-week “Adventures in Biotechnology” programs for high-school students (rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders). The programs combine exciting hands-on research and engaging interactions with Biogen scientists. Students document their research in a poster presentation that they share at the end of each session with friends, family and Biogen employees.

Students who complete the one-week session are eligible to attend an advanced two-week program the following summer.

The 2015 “Adventures in Biotechnology” summer sessions are now full and already have a long waitlist. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at communitylab@biogen.com.