The Frederick National Laboratory is an invested and involved member of the Frederick County, Maryland, community. We support economic development, educational and philanthropic initiatives that enrich the lives of our employees and fellow citizens.

Scientist presents to kids in lab
We have a wonderful time hosting local nonprofits for a special tour of our labs. Our scientists enjoy sharing their passion, diving into the exciting world of research and introducing the youth to a plethora of fascinating tools.
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FNL employees participated in SHE Week, a celebration centered around empowering women through education, networking, mentoring, and partnerships.
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Several of our employees assisted Habitat for Humanity with an interior demolition project for a duplex in Frederick, MD. Walls came down and dreams went up!
Five women seated on stage for 2024 Women in Science Speak panel
Panelists speak about their chosen career paths, allyship and mentorship in science and strategies for advancement during the annual Women in Science Speak event with Woman to Woman Mentoring and Hood College.

Boosting the biosciences

The Frederick National Laboratory is committed to investing and partnering in economic development initiatives and programs to enhance and grow the local and regional bioscience industry.

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Technology Showcase

Encouraging industry collaborations

The annual Technology Showcase, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center, highlights innovative technologies and encourages industry collaborations and licensing for products that will improve human health.
What is this? Connections were made during the Poster Session at the annual Technology Showcase event held at FNL’s Advanced Technology Research Facility.
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Biotech Connector

Connecting biotech, bioscience professionals

The Biotech Connector speaker series brings together biotech and bioscience  professionals each quarter for an inside look at local advances,  a chance to share expertise, and the opportunity to network with other scientists and entrepreneurs. 

Giving back

Our organization invests in efforts to improve the community where our employees live and work.  

From supporting science education to maintaining the vitality of Frederick’s historic downtown to addressing mental health needs and providing nourishment for school children, we build and sustain relationships with nonprofits throughout Frederick County and provide financial support to charitable causes central to our mission.

Group of FNL employees at Blessings in a Backpack

Organized volunteer events

We organize volunteer events throughout the year for employees to participate in and make a difference in the community. These events have included Blessings in a Backpack, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society Cancer Awareness Night, and Hurwitz Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Ribbon 5K.
What is this? FNL employees joined Blessings in a Backpack to help stuff bags of nonperishable food items for children in Frederick County Public Schools who do not have access to school-provided meals on the weekends and holiday.
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Hands-on learning

We offer hands-on learning to children in underserved communities through partnerships with nonprofits who support student enrichment and mentorship programs.
What is this? FNL hosted a tour of its vaccine pilot plant for the students of I Believe in Me, a nonprofit located in Frederick which provides an after school and mentoring program for students in underserved communities.
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Fundraising & sponsorships

Our employees raise funds for worthy nonprofit organizations through our employee fundraising program, the Power of Community. We provide sponsorship for charity events to establish relationships with leaders in our community and support causes that align with our mission.
What is this? Our organization donated 15 laptops to the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick (SHIP) for their college-bound students.