RU updates Delegate Yost on progress of new Center for the Sciences
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Radford University Dean of the College of Science and Technology Orion Rogers (left); Associate Professor of Physics Jack Brockway; Virginia Delegate Joseph Yost ’06, M.A. ’08; Assistant Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Chris Willis; President Penelope W. Kyle; and Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration Lisa Ridpath are shown at the construction site for RU’s new Center for the Sciences. “We are most appreciative of Delegate Yost’s support of RU. He has demonstrated a strong interest in higher education within the Commonwealth, and it was a privilege to update him on this exciting project, which will significantly enhance the educational experience for RU’s science students,” said Kyle. RU’s Center for the Sciences will be a 114,000 square foot state-of-the-art building that will provide advanced technology classrooms and facilities supporting science education and outreach at the University. The building will feature 18 teaching labs and five additional classrooms, and will incorporate a bio research lab, a forensic sciences research lab, nine science specific research labs, a vivarium, the Museum of the Earth Sciences and a planetarium. Construction of the building commenced in August 2012, and is currently projected to be completed in Spring 2015.