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KKpic.jpgFrom MSU Today on Impact Radio: Kei Koizumi is assistant director for federal research and development with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and he’s visiting MSU researchers and touring the campus today.

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is on his agenda.

“I’m really interested to see FRIB because it’s a great chance to see what’s going to be a major scientific facility that could really extend our understanding of the very basic building blocks of our universe.” Koizumi says.

Koizumi and his colleagues advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.

“It’s been wonderful to watch the engagement that President Obama has in matters related to science and technology,” says Koizumi. “I don’t think he’ll mind me saying he’s a bit of a nerd.

“He loves talking to especially young scientists and science students about their research projects and what their projects could mean for the nation. He’s very comfortable talking about everything from nanotechnology to advanced batteries to the latest vaccine technology.”

Hosted by Russ White.

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