Biogen Contributes $10 Million Toward Improving STEM Programs
New England Council member Biogen—the Cambridge, MA-based global biotechnology leader– hopes to inspire future STEM professionals by donating $10 million to science, math and technology programs in Cambridge and Somerville schools.
This contribution is one of many made by Biogen since the company was founded in 2002. They have donated about $50 million to various educational and social service programs. With this particular donation, Biogen will help establish educational programs for students in grades six through twelve in various public schools. This gift is part of an effort to encourage young students to pursue STEM professions in order to close the skills gap that is a constant challenge for employers in the life sciences and other scientific and technical fields.
Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos said, “Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers is a critical endeavor for our industry and for society as a whole.”
The New England Council commends Biogen in their investments into education of underrepresented children in Massachusetts public schools. Read more in The Boston Globe.