Memphis—Christian Brothers University (CBU) will be advancing science when it breaks ground for a new Science Center on Friday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m. The groundbreaking will be held on the CBU campus in front of the existing science building. A reception will follow in the Buckman Quadrangle.
The expanded Science Center will provide a new three-story building with approximately 27,000 square feet, located just south of the present Science Center and connected to it. The project also includes plans to renovate the existing Science Center, which has approximately 37,000 square feet. Estimated total cost for the new complex is $12 million.
The additional space will provide more lab space, more classroom space, and more student spaces. The preliminary plans include space for a student lounge and rooms for the student discipline groups such as Beta Beta Beta (biology), Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, Society of Physics Students, and the student chapter of the Mathematical Society of America.
The present Science Center was built in 1967 and has had several renovations over the years. The School of Sciences was established in 1990 when then Christian Brothers College (CBC) became Christian Brothers University.
CBU offers eight different undergraduate sciences degrees in four departments: biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science and physics and natural science. A new major in biomedical science was added last year. Minors in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics are also offered.
The groundbreaking is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to RSVP, contact the CBU Advancement Office at (901) 321-3270, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ###