Although it's under construction, Senator Debbie Stabenow got a brief look at the progress of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. When it's complete, the FRIB is expected to create thousands of jobs across Michigan.
Senator Stabenow has been a long-time advocate for the FRIB. Over the past few years, she's helped secure millions in federal funding.
Senator Stabenow explained why this is so important. "I think what's most important here though, is that this really is about the future. This is about basic research, nuclear physics, sciences that will not only provide opportunities for scientists all around the U.S. and all around the world, but will spin off things that we don't even conceive of now."
Workers broke ground on the FRIB in March of 2014. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and the FRIB project director Thomas Glasmacher accompanied Senator Stabenow on the tour.