Environment & Science
7:49 am
Wed July 4, 2012

MSU President Simon expects F-RIB strategy in 2-3 weeks

 Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon says she expects to announce a strategy for the shool's much anticipated F-RIB project in two to three weeks. 

 The comment comes on the heels of an encouraging federal review of critical aspects of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

Simon stresses the importance of ongoing support from Michigan legislators in Washington.

 "I know things are going to get very difficult for them as we move toward the end of the budget process, and so it's important that they continue to have F-RIB as a very high priority," Simon said.

The future of the 680-million dollar nuclear physics facility has been in doubt because of uncertainty over federal funding.