ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Senator Chuck Schumer secured $49 million in federal funding for Cornell University's High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) laboratory.

Schumer explained that the funding is the result of a new, five-year cooperative agreement between CHESS and the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to establish a sub-facility at the laboratory called the Center for High-Energy X-ray Science (CHEXS), which will house four energy beam lines that support the facility's groundbreaking research in numerous scientific fields.

"The renewal of NSF funding for Cornell's CHESS Lab will ensure America and Cornell University remain at the cutting edge of innovation in high-energy X-ray applications," said Senator Schumer. "CHESS is a unique facility for the scientific workforce that keeps the U.S competitive, and is part of the lifeblood of our scientific community, enabling researchers to make advancements in everything from clean energy technologies to stronger and more resilient infrastructure.”