2014 FRIB in the News

16 reasons why 2014 was the year of the Spartan

, Buzzfeed

Who will? Spartans Will. 2014 was a good year for Michigan State University. Included: MSU broke ground on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, which will serve nuclear scientists from around the world.

Full funding for FRIB included in spending bill

, Lansing State Journal

Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams would receive the full $90 million requested for continued construction under a spending bill Congress hopes to pass this week to keep the federal government running.

MSU begins work on key part of FRIB project

, Michigan Radio

It’s a cold day in East Lansing, but many are braving the cold to catch a glimpse of the next major step in a $730 million nuclear physics project.

Special report: A look inside the FRIB

, Fox 47

Hundreds pass the construction site for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on MSU's campus each day, but few know exactly the importance of what will happen at the FRIB.

Opinion: Isotope facility at MSU needs support from Congress

, Lansing State Journal

The Michigan Chamber's mission statement calls for us to create conditions favorable to job creation and business growth in Michigan. That's why we're pleased to see this summer's construction work of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on the campus of Michigan State University following the groundbreaking ceremony in March, as a premier new research facility unfolds and develops right here in mid-Michigan.

FRIB construction nine weeks ahead of schedule

, The State News

Construction on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams has been barreling ahead since its groundbreaking in March, putting the project nine weeks ahead of schedule, Conventional Facilities and Infrastructure Deputy Director of FRIB Chris Thronson said.

Good news keeps coming Lansing's way

, Lansing State Journal

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on Michigan State University’s campus is taking shape in a big way this summer, starting with a concrete pour in late July that used 1,400 cubic pounds of concrete. That’s alot of concrete.

Rare isotopes facility underway at Michigan State

, Symmetry

In July 140 truckloads of concrete arrived at Michigan State University to begin construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. The under-construction Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at MSU will eventually generate atomic nuclei to be used in nuclear, biomedical, material and soil sciences, among other fields of research.

Concrete pours into Michigan physics site

, The Detroit News

The construction of a new national facility for nuclear science at Michigan State University is continuing with the addition of 140 truckloads of concrete.

Gigantic concrete pour begins today at MSU's FRIB site

, WLNS TV

It's a big day for Michigan State University. A rather large concrete pour is taking place this morning at the construction site for the "Facility for Rare Isotope Beams".

FRIB project takes shape at MSU with concrete pour

, Lansing State Journal

A few rain sprinkles didn’t matter. The “big pour” that will produce a portion of the concrete floor of a $730 million nuclear research facility commonly known as the FRIB rumbled to a noisy start around 3 a.m. Wednesday a block west of the Wharton Center on the Michigan State University campus.

New global collaboration for scientific software announced by the Eclipse Foundation

, Digital Journal

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the creation of a new Science Working Group - a global collaboration between industry, academia, and governments to create open source software used in basic scientific research. Founding members of the Eclipse Science Working Group include Oak Ridge National Labs, Diamond Light Source, Lablicate UG, Uppsala University, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, MARINTEK, Kichwa Coders, Clemson University, Tech'Advantage and IBM.

Our top 5 stories from 2014

, Lansing State Journal

Included in the list: Michigan State University broke ground on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on a cold morning in March. The $730 million nuclear science research project had come through more than five years of intensive planning and design, and nearly a year in limbo as the U.S. Department of Energy sorted out its research priorities.

MSU officials, state's congressional delegation break ground on FRIB

, Lansing State Journal

The machine at the nucleus of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will be a superconducting linear accelerator able to accelerate beams of heavy ions to more than half the speed of light. Those beams will strike a set of graphite targets spinning at 5,000 rotations per minute with enough power to create the same rare isotopes found in the thermonuclear explosions of dying stars.

MSU, lawmakers celebrate start of construction on physics research center

, The Detroit News

Members of Michigan’s congressional delegation broke ground Monday on a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University, more than five years after the federal government announced the project.

MSU officials, state's congressional delegation break ground on nuclear science research building

, The Detroit Free Press

The machine at the nucleus of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will be a superconducting linear accelerator able to accelerate beams of heavy ions to more than half the speed of light. Those beams will strike a set of graphite targets spinning at 5,000 rotations per minute with enough power to create the same rare isotopes found in the thermonuclear explosions of dying stars.

Groundbreaking held for physics research facility

, San Francisco Gate

Michigan's congressional delegation broke ground on a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University on Monday, more than five years after the federal government announced the project.

Groundbreaking held for physics research facility

, Houston Chronicle

Officials from Michigan State University, U.S. Senators, State Representatives, and others, including Chairman of the MSU Board of Trustees Joel Ferguson, second from left, break ground in East Lansing, Mich. at the future home of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at a special groundbreaking ceremony.

Groundbreaking held for physics research facility

, Beaumont Enterprise

Michigan's congressional delegation broke ground on a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University on Monday, more than five years after the federal government announced the project.

Groundbreaking held for physics research facility

, Fox32

Michigan's congressional delegation has broken ground for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University.

Groundbreaking held for physics research facility

, 13ABC

Michigan's congressional delegation has broken ground for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University.

Groundbreaking held for physics research facility

, WTOL

Michigan's congressional delegation has broken ground for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University.

Groundbreaking held for physics research facility

, The Washington Times

Michigan’s congressional delegation broke ground on a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University on Monday, more than five years after the federal government announced the project.

Carl Levin: The end of my term will be a time of focused commitment

, The Times Herald

Senator Carl Levin reflects on his focus during his remaining term. His remarks ncluded: The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, a groundbreaking nuclear research facility being established at Michigan State University, reached important milestones.

Spring groundbreaking expected on MSU physics project

, The Detroit News

A massive physics research project at Michigan State University is expected to break ground this spring. The Lansing State Journal reports that there is $55 million allocated for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams in the federal budget. Plans call for more than $160 million in construction costs alone over the next four years.

FRIB at MSU now fully funded

, Lansing State Journal

On a Wednesday morning two years ago, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Detroit Economic Club that the recently bailed out auto industry “must innovate or be overtaken.”

FRIB funding brings more jobs to East Lansing

, Office of Representative Mike Rogers

U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (MI-08) , today announced that the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act contains $55 million in funding for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University.

2014 appropriations bill contains funding for MSU’s FRIB

, Office of Senator Debbie Stabenow

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced the new appropriations bill released today will include their full request for funding for Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) project.

Senators Levin, Stabenow welcome FRIB funding in appropriations bill

, Office of Senator Carl Levin

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan announced the new appropriations bill released today will include their full request for funding for Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotopic Beams (FRIB) project.

Michigan State's FRIB funding included in 2014 appropriations bill

, Lansing State Journal

An omnibus appropriations bill released Monday includes $55 million in funding for Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotopic Beams (FRIB) project.