Durham museum gets new study lab

Posted October 27, 2008 2:53 p.m. EDT

— High school students in North Carolina got a new lab in which to explore science with the opening of the CSC@MLS Immersion Lab at Durham's Museum of Life and Science.

The museum partnered with Contemporary Science Center to build the 1,200-square-foot lab to look and feel like an authentic 'Research Triangle' research facility.

High school science teachers can review the programs offered and reserve a day for their classes to meet at the lab to explore scientific and mathematical methods employed by professional scientists.

The project was funded in part by BiogenIdec. Additional funding from Novozymes, Teleflex Medical, NC Biotechnology Center and Diosynth Biotechnology, a division of Schering-Plough Corporation and in-kind support from McDonald York also made the laboratory possible. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund provided financial support to increase access for students from across the state.