DSU Student Presents at International Conference
Dakota State University senior Joel Maassen presented his work at a conference of the Nuclear Physics Divisions of the America Physical Society and the Physical Society of Japan. The conference was held October 13-17 in Waikoloa, HI, and brought together over 900 scientists and students.
Maassen presented a poster project that highlighted his summer research project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL.) Maassen spent the summer working with LANL scientist Dr. Andrew Hime on experiments that dealt with dark matter. He was among three students chosen for the summer research projects at LANL. The other students were from University of North Carolina (UNC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT.)
Maassen is a physical science and scientific forensic technology major from Hull, IA. His trip to the Hawaiian conference was sponsored by the America Physical Society's Conference Experience for Undergraduates (CEU) program, along with DSU and LANL.