The MoNA Collaboration was formed in 2001 to construct and operate MoNA, (the Modular Neutron Array), a large-area high efficiency neutron detector housed at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL. The detector was designed and built by the collaboration which consists primarily of undergraduate institutions and Michigan State Universitiy. Working with NSCL and with support from the National Science Foundation the MoNA detector construction was completed in 2002. Much of the construction and testing was done by undergraduates.
The MoNA Collaboration continues to support undergraduates as significant participants in data taking and analysis on a variety of experiments. In addition with the help of undergraduates the Collaboration recently constructed a new detector - the Large muli-Institutional Scintillator Array (LISA) - used in conjunction with MoNA at the NSCL to explore nuclei along the neutron dripline.