Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Programs

The Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Lab is a program co-created by the Biogen Community lab and the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Together, we have created a state-of-the-art, virtual program to allow us to continue to inspire and empower a new generation of young scientists. Designed to foster a passion for science, the program is committed to ensuring a diverse participant group and provide students with the opportunity to meet and interact with Biogen and MIT employees and get an inside view of a biotech company and university.

You can read more about the program here.

Admissions/Application Process

The application window for the 2021 Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Fall Program has now closed. Please direct any inquiries to

Information about summer 2022 sessions will be posted in early 2022. 


Program Description

This virtual program will use virtual labs, online learning and conferencing software, and real-time conversations with employees of both Biogen and MIT to teach you all about biotechnology and invention with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. It is designed to help you:

  1. Discover a passion for health sciences, biotechnology, invention, and innovation 
  2. Experience problem finding and problem solving in ways that mirror the biotech, university, and innovation sector  
  3. Expand your knowledge and laboratory skills in STEM 
  4. Develop skills aligned with those that are essential to the future of work 
  5. Identify your personal strengths and capabilities, and next steps for growth 



The Biogen Community Lab admissions committee is looking for students who are interested in learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and who have completed one year of high school (currently in 10th grade or above).


Selection Process

Admissions decisions will be made following the application deadline, and preference is given to students from communities neighboring our U.S. sites in Massachusetts and North Carolina and our international sites, and students from low-income households and groups historically underrepresented in science. However, we welcome any and all students to apply.