BACON goes to CERN!

Help a group of high-schoolers get to CERN this spring!
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CHS BACON
Education
Charlottesville, Virginia
United States
1 Team Member

Who are we? What are we doing? 

BACON is the Best All-Around Club of Nerds, the Science Club at Charlottesville High School. We compete in science competitions, host fun science events (like sending balloons into space through our Super Space Adventures) and take trips. This coming April, we will be taking 30 students on a trip to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). This ten-day trip will include visits to Paris, Besançon (Charlottesville's sister city), and Geneva - the location of the LHC. 

 

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 Besançon and sightseeing in Paris, the trip aims to provide the enriching educational benefit of developing transatlantic relationships and experiencing foreign cultures.

 

Why?

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 students’ 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 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!

 

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Tell your friends! Share this link with others: indiegogo.com/baconatcern. There are also other ways to help us besides monetary donations. Do you have any objects, gift certificates, coupons, or other items you could donate for a raffle? Do you have an idea for a fundraising event we could host? If you want to get involved, please email us: chsbacon@gmail.com. We are really looking forward to this amazing opportunity, and we appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you!

 

 

What's the LHC? 

 

 

The LHC

 

 

Contact

Questions? Comments? Email chsbacon@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you! 
 
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  • $10USD
    BACONATION

    Getting that warm fuzzy feeling when you help some young people achieve their goals.

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    Bacon Bite

    A signed thank-you card and pictures from our trip!

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  • $100USD
    Con-CERN-ed Citizen

    A BACON shirt, a signed thank-you card, and pictures from our trip!

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  • $200USD
    BACON'Strip

    A signed CERN shirt, a signed BACON shirt, a signed thank-you card, and pictures from our trip!

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  • $500USD
    A Balanced Breakfast

    You will receive a gift from the CERN gift shop, signed BACON and CERN shirts, a signed thank-you card, and pictures from our trip!

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    BACON Bigshot

    You will be featured prominently as a donor on our website (chsbacon.com). You will also receive signed BACON and CERN shirts, a gift from the CERN gift shop, a signed thank-you card, and pictures from our trip!

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    Bringing Home the BACON

    Your name or logo will be displayed on our CERN trip t-shirts, and we will make a YouTube video personally thanking you for your donation. You will also be featured prominently as a donor on our website (chsbacon.com). You will also receive signed CERN and BACON shirts, a gift from the CERN gift shop, a signed thank you card, and pictures from our trip!

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