CERN is offering students from around the world a once in a lifetime opportunity to create and perform a scientific experiment on a CERN accelerator beamline under the innovative Beamline for Schools (BL4S) competition.
The competition is open to teams of at least 5 students with 1 adult supervisor. Previous winners have tested a variety of scientific research proposals and have investigated interesting topics such as how particles decay and the use of high-energy gamma rays.
To enter this fantastic competition, students in teams of five will be requested to submit a 1,000 word proposal and upload a short 1 minute video explaining their experiment by 1st April 2016.
By June 2016, CERN will then shortlist the best 10-20 teams and their proposals with the best two teams out of their shortlist being invited to come to CERN all expenses paid for 10 days to test their experiment. All participants will be presented with a certificate, and short-listed team members will win a BL4S t-shirt and a cosmic ray detector for their school.
This is a once in a lifetime experience so please let your students know about this great opportunity. Encourage your students to take part by registering here and let them come up with a simple yet creative experiment. They should submit a proposal and a 1-minute video about their proposed experiment by midnight (CET) 31 March 2016. Follow the instruction on the BL4S website and read more about the FAQ.
Beamline for Schools is a CERN & Society project, funded in 2016 in part by the Alcoa Foundation; additional contributions are received from National Instruments.
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