Summertime at CERN


Summer season is already here and while many are preparing for the holiday break, at CERN, this is the busiest time of the year.


From June until August, CERN campus will be swarming with summer students from all over the world, keen to spend this season of rest learning, working alongside scientists and fellow students. Most of them will be here by the end of June and will spend 8-10 weeks going from lectures to workshops and getting hands-on experience on physics, computing and engineering. This year, 62 students will benefit from this unique learning opportunity thanks to a long list of generous CERN & Society donors including the Science and Technology Facilities Council, bank Julius Baer, and a US-based private foundation.


The CERN & Society effort does not end here. A remarkable donation by Strangeworks has made possible an exciting internship programme in entrepreneurship, taking place for the first time this year. The CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme will welcome its first interns in August. For 5 weeks, 10 master’s-level students will delve into the world of innovation, high-technology and knowledge transfer, all fields of CERN excellence, guided by CERN experts.




If you think things calm down after summer, think twice! In September, we will welcome the 2018 winners of the CERN Beamline for Schools competition. Two high-school teams from India and the Philippines will make their scientific experiments and ideas reality. Those teams were selected among the 195 that participated in the competition this year, representing a total of 1535 students engaged with science. This year’s Competition was made possible thanks to donations from the Arconic Foundation, the Motorola Solutions Foundation, Amgen, as well as from the Ernest Solvay Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.

We look forward to welcoming all of them to CERN! They are the future of science and we are grateful to our partners who made all this possible.

If you would like to learn more about CERN & Society and how you can make a difference in the lives of young people, visit our website.