CERN Spring Campus
Starting in spring 2014, the CERN Spring Campus brings a new dimension to CERN’s scientific and cultural activities. Over 3 intensive days, this event will bring together experts from around CERN, to meet with future engineers and scientists in a program of scientific and technological dissemination and cultural exchange.
At CERN, we believe that scientific curiosity is an essential part of being human and we wish to share the excitement and enthusiasm of discovery with as wide a public as possible. CERN shows what people can achieve when they come together for a common purpose. The basic technology of the LHC was impossible when the project was conceived, yet today it runs routinely. Such grand challenges are just a normal part of life at CERN, and we want to bring all our expertise and share it with the community.
The core programme will consist of 25 hours of sessions, delivered in English from specialists in their respective fields, covering topics such as:
- Information Technology
- Team work
- Information Security
- Science and society
- Project Management
- Writing a Curriculum Vitae
- Job Interview Techniques
Along with the lectures, the campus includes 2 social events. Where speakers and students will share time together, opening a door to the students to know more about CERN or ask questions related to the school.
This year, we are also very pleased to have the participation of “CDTI – Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial”; who will bring their expertise in entrepreneurship areas presenting how to successfully create a start-up company and how to elaborate a successful business plan. During the first Social Event, members of CDTI, as well as other incubators companies from the region, will have the chance to meet and answer the students’ questions in an informal setting.
Students will be immersed during 3 days in a multicultural environment where all activities, sessions and debates will be in English promoting the interchange of cultures and thoughts.
At the end of the course, a diploma will be given to the students who successfully attended the sessions.
With the collaboration of the student organization “AEGEE Oviedo”, students and teachers will have the opportunity of participating in a cultural day in Asturias visiting some of extraordinary cultural attractions and natural scenes that we can find in the region.