We are happy to share that Dr. Silwal has been awarded a National Science Foundation Award for 3 years: 2023-26 for a collaborative research project: RUI, titled "High-Z Highly Charged Ions Probing Nuclear Charge Radii, QED, and the Standard Model". The collaboration is with another PI from Clemson University. The total for App. State side of funds is $207,997. This will cover travel costs for her and her students and undergrad/grad research stipends. "The overall goal of our proposed research is to conduct high-precision measurements of the isotope shifts of Na-like and Mg-like high-Z highly charged ions (HCI) with extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) and x-ray spectroscopy. These systems offer both highly accurate atomic structure calculations and can be easily created in the laboratory electron beam ion traps, making them excellent candidates for studies relevant to precision quantum electrodynamics, nuclear sensitivity and fundamental physics. The measurements will be conducted at the electron beam ion trap facility at the National Institute of Standards and technology (NIST)."