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Biogen Idec Foundation Awards $250,000 to East End House to Develop Genetics Education Program


5/17/2013 9:57:20 AM

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the Biogen Idec Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to East End House to develop, implement and evaluate an interactive out-of-school-time (OST) genetics program for middle school youth in Cambridge. The new program, known as GenoExplorers, will offer hands-on experiments, collaboration with local scientists and field trips that aim to introduce youth to the science of genetics. The program will include a visit to the Biogen Idec Community Lab, a state-of-the-art classroom offering a real-world laboratory experience for teachers and students where they can interact with Biogen Idec scientists and conduct engaging experiments using cutting-edge technology. The program will initially reach approximately 150 students.

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