FRIB hosts the Muskegon Community College STEM Club

13 October 2023

FRIB hosted the Muskegon Community College (MCC) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Club on Friday, 13 October, as part of FRIB’s outreach program.

The students toured the FRIB Laboratory and met with Witek Nazarewicz, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Physics and chief scientist at FRIB; Brian O'Shea, associate professor of physics at FRIB and in MSU’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering and the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Joe Asciutto, diagnostics engineer at FRIB, for lunch to learn about career opportunities in the nuclear physics field. The club’s advisor, MCC Professor Michael Kilburn, is a laboratory alum.

FRIB’s outreach program engages the public, generates enthusiasm and learning among young people for scientific careers, and builds innovative collaborations that cross disciplines to illustrate and translate the power of research in physics and other areas.

FRIB’s involvement with teachers and students is an opportunity to spread understanding of FRIB’s work and science and to recruit future scientists.