Modesto Junior College and Yosemite Community College District will hold a ribbon cutting celebration for the new Science Community Center on Tuesday, May 21 at 10a.m. on the West Campus at 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The public will have the opportunity to tour the facility with MJC faculty and staff members to learn about the numerous educational opportunities available in the new building.
The Science Community Center will integrate college instruction facilities with the Great Valley Museum, a planetarium and an observatory. The Science Community Center is an 110,000 square foot, three-story building with a fourth floor observation deck and observatory. The water feature in the front of the building includes numerous physics lessons which will teach as well as entertain young and old alike. The facility will be used for the instruction of college students, elementary school students and their teachers, and science enthusiasts of all ages, enabling MJC to provide leadership for the community in science education, literacy, and outreach.
The Science Community Center was funded by the Measure E facilities bond approved in November of 2004. Other Measure E projects completed are Glacier Hall, Agriculture Center for Education, Student Services Building, the renovation of Founders Hall and the Performing and Media Arts Center. For more information on these new buildings or any Measure E project, contact the YCCD Facilities Office at (209) 575-6512 or Kitchell Corporation at (209) 575-6991.