Study Trip to CERN

CERN tripOn 4 October students enrolled in the Leadership and Ethics class taught by Professor Maryvelma S. O’Neil and Professor Michael D. O’Neil enjoyed a special guided tour of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. They gained a first-hand view of the extraordinary mission and scope of CERN, where 5,000 physicists and engineers are hard at work, using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to probe the basic constituents of matter – its fundamental particles. Students were impressed by the engagement of scientists who analyze data from some of the laboratory’s projects 24/7 at the CERN Control Center. During the second part of the tour Dr. Brian Martin Hon. Sc.D., a veteran engineer at CERN, gave students an insider’s look at leadership and management of such a complex, international organization.