Who are we? What are we doing?
The main purpose of this trip will be to expose students to the most advanced, ambitious, and groundbreaking physics research ever conducted. The current research at CERN has the potential to rewrite the laws of physics, and a visit to CERN has the potential to excite and inspire future scientists. Additionally, through home stays in BesanÃ§on and sightseeing in Paris, the trip aims to provide the enriching educational benefit of developing transatlantic relationships and experiencing foreign cultures.
As we speak, scientists at CERN are conducting groundbreaking research and rewriting the science textbooks for future generations. It is imperative that our students gain an interest and understanding in such endeavors. A two-day tour of CERN will surely aid in our studentsâ€™ comprehension of particle physics, the study of the mechanisms and interactions that underlie all chemical, biological, and cosmological processes. But more importantly, through exposure to the leading edge of physics research, this trip is intended to excite students about scientific progress and demonstrate the power of experimentation and collaboration outside of the classroom. This trip is also intended to promote cultural literacy and understanding through travel, dining, lodging, and recreation in both Switzerland and France.
What We Need
We need money to cover the cost of travel, lodging, food, and tours. Specifically, the cost breakdown per student is as follows: $1300 for travel; $300 for meals; $300 for lodging; $100 for tours and exhibits. Thirty-six students are scheduled to attend, and without fundraising the total cost is $2000 per student. Unfortunately, not all students can afford this. Any donations are welcome to lower the per-student cost and facilitate this trip for all who want to go!
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