Groundbreaking brings new Science Complex closer to reality
From facilities where top-notch faculty and their students have struggled with inadequate instruments and space to modern digs where the pursuit of knowledge and the development of next-generation scientists and researchers are meant to flourish – that journey took a critical step with the groundbreaking for Sacramento State’s new Science Complex.
The ceremony on Monday, Sept. 18, took place at the construction site near the Hornet Bookstore. It brought to Sac State dignitaries and leaders who see the value in the $91 million, 96,631-square-foot project that stands to cast a glowing reflection not only on the University, but well beyond to the community and the region. More than 350 people, including students, faculty, and community leaders, attended the groundbreaking.
Led with “Stingers Up!” enthusiasm by Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen and Mia Kagianas, president of Associated Students, Inc., the ceremony provided more proof that, by its scheduled June 2019 completion, the complex will become a gleaming center of campus and community activity. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, one of several national, state, and local political leaders on hand, characterized the ceremony as “a bold step for the future.”
“Sac State is … planting the flag as a hub for STEM education and letting everyone know that innovation happens here,” she said.