This ceremony launches the construction of the University’s new 96,631-square-foot Science Complex, scheduled to open in June 2019 near the Hornet Bookstore, south of the Guy West Bridge. The complex will have glass-walled research and teaching labs that put science on display to the outside world, and 30 cutting-edge biology and chemistry labs will be outfitted with the latest instruments. The complex also will include two spaces to engage schoolchildren and the Sacramento community: a 2,500-square-foot planetarium with 120 seats for full-dome, high-definition “sky shows,” and a roll-back rooftop observatory housing telescopes for viewing the night sky.
SECC’s mission is to provide quality educational resources to learners of all ages in the greater Sacramento community primarily through video and other information and communication technologies via cable systems and networks. SECC is a collaborative effort of the K-20 education community all working together toward this mission.