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Senator Carper tours state-of-the-art research and education facilities at UD

Cloaked from her head to her feet in white clean-room garb, Tess Ginley looked up from her work in the University of Delaware’s Nanofabrication Facility (UDNF) on Tuesday, May 31, and ended up waving through the window at U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.).

Later that morning, Ginley, a materials science doctoral student, tweeted, “Thanks for visiting, senator,” and he tweeted back, “I hope you have a nano-fabulous day.”

Carper himself had a nano-fabulous hour touring not only the UDNF but also the Design Studio in Spencer Laboratory and the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging.

“The visit afforded Delaware’s senior senator the opportunity to see the investments UD is making in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) facilities providing first-class research and educational opportunities for UD students and faculty,” said Charlie Riordan, deputy provost for research and scholarship.

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