Groundbreak 5382fix copy CCThe university’s vision for excellence in the sciences began to take physical shape Oct. 9 with the groundbreaking for the new Science and Learning Center. The ceremony near Hoffman Hall marked the start of construction on the university’s most ambitious building project. The center—estimated to cost $19 million—is expected to be completed by June, 2017.

The 50,000 square-foot, three-story Science and Learning Center will attach to the existing Adducci Science Center and become a focal point of campus. The design will provide state-of-the-art classrooms and labs for hands-on learning and research opportunities, spaces that encourage outside-of-class study and collaboration, and a 120-seat multipurpose auditorium.

You can read more about the building, view photos and video of the groundbreaking ceremony, and watch live video of the construction progress.