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Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics


The Institute for Shock Physics provides unique learning and research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students through:

  • Participation in innovative and multidisciplinary research
  • Professional growth through independent thinking and hands-on work
  • State-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities
  • Access to the National Laboratories at Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia
  • Graduate scholar awards and fellowships for outstanding students

One of ISP’s principal accomplishments is well-educated and rigorously trained scientists who have moved on to successful professional careers and become leaders in the field.