New Sac State science complex opens to students, public.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mayor Darrell Steinberg helped celebrate the opening of the new Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex at California State University, Sacramento.
The $91-million complex includes state-of-the-art labs, an open floorplan and opaque windows that professors can write on. At its heart is a new planetarium and observatory that will serve students and the community alike. The first public shows, scheduled for Sept. 20-21, are sold out. Visit the Sacramento State website for information on future tickets and shows.
Among those attending the grand opening was Tschannen, 94, whose $9 million contribution to help build the facility was the largest in CSUS’s history.
“Science means hope, reason in a chaotic world, breakthroughs and aggressively tackling challenges and improving lives, but only if we have the kind of commitment that we’re seeing here today at Sac State,” Mayor Steinberg said. “Sac State is at the forefront of educating and preparing our students for the future of our growing economy.”