The Biogen Idec Foundation and Teach For America recently announced a new collaboration in support of STEM education. A $100,000 grant from The Biogen Idec Foundation will be split evenly between Teach For America’s Massachusetts and Eastern North Carolina regions. The lead corporate STEM sponsor in both regions, Biogen Idec will make its Community Lab facilities available to Teach For America teachers and their students, and its scientists will share their expertise with the teachers in professional development sessions held during the school year.
“The intent throughout the school year is that Teach For America teachers and students can come back to the Community Lab and get professional development training,” she said. “It’s great that we can provide a monetary donation, but even better that we can utilize our employees and their scientific expertise.”