Get Tech-ed Out This Summer

Summer’s in full swing, and school is probably the last thing on your mind right now. But just because it’s the “off season” doesn’t mean you can’t have fun learning about technology!

Now that you’ve got some time off and (hopefully) some hard-earned summer job cash in the bank, do yourself a favor and book a vacation trip to one of these tech-tastic destinations around the world:

1. CERN laboratories, Geneva, Switzerland: Founded in 1954, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious science and technology research labs. Home to the famed Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a gigantic particle accelerator used to study the smallest particles known to man, CERN draws roughly 25,000 visitors every year. In addition to tours of the facility — including ones with themed itineraries — CERN offers seasonal events including exhibits, lectures and more. Check out the calendar for updated information. And even if you can’t make the trek to Geneva, you can still get a feel for the place by visiting CERN’s video archive.

2. Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Calif.: If you haven’t yet been to Silicon Valley — the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California — now might be the time to see what all the fuss is about. According to an article, “the city basically invented the concept of the tech entrepreneur: young, dressed down, and brash, but…



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