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Rebecca DiTusa

LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy students Rebecca DiTusa and Khang Pham are the recipients of health physics grants from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Health physics focuses on protecting people and the environment from radiation hazards, according to a news release.

DiTusa, of Baton Rouge, is a junior with future plans of attending graduate school, combining nuclear science and physics in either a research or medical setting.

Kang is originally from Vietnam and a graduating senior. He is a McNair Research scholar and plans to use the grant to continue his research this summer.

Additionally, LSU professors Wayne Newhauser and Wei-Hsung Wang received a federal grant to fund the university’s scholarship program for undergraduates in STEM fields who are interested in careers in radiation sciences.

To be eligible to apply for the LSU undergraduate STEM scholarships, students must be enrolled full time at LSU or Southern University and maintain a 3.0 GPA. For more information, email Newhauser newhauser@lsu.edu.