The AIMS Center for Math and Science, a new education research nonprofit located on Fresno Pacific University’s campus, is breaking ground next week on a $1.1 million research facility.
The project, paid for by the AIMS Foundation, the center’s fundraising arm, will include a major overhaul and expansion of a building the foundation has owned since 1988. The foundation has been operating temporarily out of a small house located off campus, spokeswoman Holly Carter said.
The renovations are expected to be complete by the fall, she said.
Various education and elected officials are expected to attend the groundbreaking, including Fresno Pacific President Richard Kriegbaum; Joseph Castro, president of Fresno State; Assembly member Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno; Freso County Supervisor Debbie Poochigian; District Attorney Lisa A. Smittcamp; and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the AIMS Hall on the campus.