President's Project Advisory Committee affirms FRIB progress

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon hosted and attended a meeting of the President's Project Advisory Committee (PPAC) today at Michigan State University. The committee reviewed the status and progress of the FRIB Project and found that the Project is executing a credible and success-oriented strategy toward the approval of a project baseline and civil construction in spring 2012, and that the Conventional Facilities Division, the Accelerator Systems Division, and the Experimental Systems Division have plans appropriate to defend a performance baseline in spring 2012 and to support civil construction in 2012.

Over the next few months, FRIB will continue to conduct peer reviews of the different scope elements to make sure that there is a solid design foundation to freeze the civil construction design this summer and defend a preliminary baseline for FRIB in September 2011.