MSU State News: U.S. Sen. Gary Peters tours the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams to ensure federal funding

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) toured the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams or FRIB on Monday as part of his bipartisan effort to continue funding to the project and help shape new legislation regarding nation-wide research. 

Peters is the Ranking Member on the Space, Science and Competitiveness Subcommittee and met with researchers and academic officials from MSU in order to gain input on how research will be conducted as well as the benefits these studies will reap, namely in the medical field.

“Today’s discussion with scientists and researchers from Michigan State provided important guidance on how best to invest in Michigan’s world-class research institutions to ensure that we can continue to build on decades of scientific research and remain a leader in innovation around the world," Peters said in a press release. 

Peters' visit is part of a series of bipartisan discussions with members of the American science and research community to help inform the Senate Commerce Committee as it starts to draft new legislation which will shape federal research policy. 

By:  Alex Kurrie
Source: MSU State News