Fresno State breaks ground on ag, engineering research center

The Fresno BeeJune 13, 2014 

A $24 million agricultural and engineering research center is going up on the northeast corner of Fresno State's campus.

Officials broke ground Friday on the project, located on the corner of Barstow and Woodrow avenues, across from the Animal Science Pavilion.

The 30,000-square-foot Jordan Research Center will host labs for faculty and staff in the university's agricultural, engineering and science and math colleges. It is scheduled for completion in fall 2015.

The building is being paid for with a multimillion-dollar donation from the Jordan family, the namesake of Fresno State's Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. A $200,000 donation from Olam Spices and Vegetable Ingredients and another $200,000 from retired Fresno dentist Harry Moordigian will fund lab space.

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