Research Centers and Institutes Hosted by the College of Science and Mathematics
The area North of the Science Building on San Ramon Avenue has long been planned as a center for advanced science and community service.
As the above image taken from the roof of the Science Building in February of 2004 shows, much of this concept has been realized. The Science II building is shown under construction, and was open for classes in the Fall of 2004.
The panorama above was taken in March of 2010. The Downing Planetarium to the left of Science II has added a Space Museum right behind it. On the East part of this parcel of land is the Department of Justice Crime Laboratory, just visible at the right side of the picture.
Plans for this center of science have included business incubators that could further the use of science to solve the problems of the Central Valley and beyond. The grounds of the Downing Planetarium are planned to provide a showcase for native plants in an educational setting.
With these facilities, and others throughout the campus and in regional laboratories, the College of Science and Matematics now attracts significant funding and hosts several Research Institutes and Centers. Please visit their web pages to see a description of what they are doing.
- Biomedical Research Infrastructure for Minority Institutions (RIMI)
- Central California Analytical Facility (CCFA)
Contact: Dr. Keith Putirka, (559) 278-4524
- Central California Autism Center
- Geosciences METRO Center
- Institute of Climate Change, Oceans and Atmosphere (ICOA)
- Science and Math Education Center (SMEC)