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Helping students realize the value of biology, life science, and invention.

Empowering a new generation of young scientists and inventors.

FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER LAB SESSIONS 2022

The Biogen Community Lab and Lemelson-MIT Program invite you to participate in:
Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Summer Lab

This two-week long virtual program will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in STEM, while getting a real inside view of what it is like to work for a biotech company. Students will use virtual labs, online learning and conferencing software, and real-time conversations with employees of both Biogen and MIT to learn all about biotechnology and invention with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Digital Medicine.

Open to all students currently in 9th-12th grade in the U.S. and 14-18 years old globally. Priority will be given to students from low -income households and groups historically underrepresented in science.

VIRTUAL SESSIONS:

Session 1: June 21st – July 1st
Session 2: July 12th – July 22nd
Session 3: July 25th – August 5th
Each session meets daily Tuesday-Friday for both weeks from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. ET

COST IS FREE!

Questions: Contact us at communitylab@biogen.com
Application opens March 1st and closes March 20th.
Find more information and the application here: https://www.biogen.com/en_us/virtual-community-lab/biogen-mit.html


About Biogen-LMIT Biotech in Action (BIA)

BIA is a program for students in grades 9-12 that fosters a passion for science and invention, especially in students underrepresented in STEM fields and disciplines.  

Online programs are offered during the summer months and across the regular school year. Students enroll as individuals and are assigned to a team. Teammates work together to complete virtual lab simulations with Labster (an online tool), prepare research posters, and consider inventions to improve the lives of others. 

Students meet and interact with many people to gain inside views of the biotech company and the institute, including:
  • Biogen employees

  • MIT faculty, staff, and students

  • Young inventors from the Lemelson-MIT Program’s (LMIT) initiatives 

 Research and data indicate that BIA helps students: 
  • Expand their knowledge of the sciences

  • Reap insights into college and career possibilities in the biological and life sciences 

 Learn more about previous Biotech in Action programs: 
About Biogen-LMIT Biotech in Action: 

The Biogen Community Lab and LMIT launched BIA in 2020 as a way of preserving a summer learning opportunity for students who could no longer attend in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two entities continue to collaborate on the joint offering through their commitment to empowering the next generation of young scientists and inventors. 

For more information, contact Leigh Estabrooks, LMIT’s Invention Education Officer, at leighe@mit.edu