The underground campus contains a class-1,000 cleanroom that houses ultra-sensitive low background counters that are used to assay materials for sensitive physics experiments. The facility could house up to 10 counters. BHSU manages the campus, but it is open to students across the state and across disciplines. Two areas adjoining the counting cleanroom are used for biology, geology and engineering disciplines. Additionally, a National Science Foundation (NSF) program, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), gives students from around the country, opportunities to pursue research through the underground campus. www.bhsu.edu/underground.
BHSU Underground Campus
Collaborations across the country, including LUX-ZEPLIN, rely on low-background counters in the BHUC to assay materials used to build sensitive experiments.