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Cambridge Science Festival Announces Statewide Year-Round Science Outreach Initiative: Biogen Idec Foundation Science On The Street

Biogen Idec Foundation Science on the Street has been piloted at a number of community events, including Cambridge’s Caribbean Festival, the El Planeta Health and Family Expo in Roxbury, Camp Miracles and Magic for HIV-positive kids in Hubbardston, the Boston Public School Back-to-School Jamboree, and the Boston Public Schools 6 th grade orientation at Fenway Park, to name a few. In every case, the Science of the Street team has been invited back to inspire, engage and make exciting STEM accessible to all.

The Cambridge Science Festival and Biogen Idec Foundation will be onsite at the AAAS Family Science Days conference on Saturday, February 16 offering educational demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hynes Convention Center.

About The Cambridge Science Festival

The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math. A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun for everyone! Our founding collaborators are MIT, Harvard University, the City of Cambridge, and the Museum of Science Boston. Our generous 2013 sponsors include MIT, Biogen Idec Foundation, The City of Cambridge, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Alnylam, The National Science Foundation, Harvard University, Cambridge Community Foundation, Amgen, Boston University, Draper Laboratory, IBM, MathWorks, and MIT's Lincoln Labs.

About the Biogen Idec Foundation, Inc.

The Biogen Idec Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of peoples' lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which the company operates, with a special emphasis on innovative ways to promote science literacy and encourage young people to consider science careers. Additional information about the Biogen Idec Foundation can be found at:

About Biogen Idec

Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen Idec discovers, develops and delivers to patients worldwide innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia and autoimmune disorders. Founded in 1978, Biogen Idec is the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company. Patients worldwide benefit from its leading multiple sclerosis therapies, and the company generates more than $5 billion in annual revenues. For product labeling, press releases and additional information about the company, please visit

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