Biotech giant Novartis is expanding its corporate and research campus in Kendall Square near MIT, and a community lab will be part of its new 550,000 s.f. facility. Novartis scientists and members of its teaching corps recently met with the CCSC science faculty and visited classes to gather information about high school teaching and learning that will help inform the community lab’s programming and design. CCSC Science Department Chair Heather Haines is looking forward to sending students to work in the new Novartis lab when it opens later this year. For students, visiting the community lab will provide the opportunity to explore real-world applications in medicine for the concepts they are studying in school. More about the new Novartis campus.