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Wayne State Welcomes Undergraduates From Around the U.S. for Physics Research Experience
June 17, 2013
On June 6, professors at Wayne State University's (WSU) Department of Physics kicked off WSU's only National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program. This program aims to give undergraduates an opportunity to do cutting-edge research in astrophysics, and in particle and nuclear physics.
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