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Augustana receives funding for physics research

Dr. Eric Wells works with physics students.
Augustana University
Dr. Eric Wells works with physics students.

The National Science Foundation continues to fund physics research at Augustana University.

The university's physics department received more than $595,000 to continue funding research opportunities for three faculty members.

University officials say the funding will support summer research opportunities for at least 18 students over the next three years.

Their projects investigate dark matter, atomic forces, and molecular imaging.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.