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Cañada College Opens New Science & Technology Building

Tue, 10 September, 2019 at 10:17 am

Pictured from left to right: San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) Acting Chancellor, Michael Claire; SMCCCD Member of the Board of Trustees, Richard Holober; SMCCCD Board Vice President – Clerk Karen Schwarz; Cañada College President, Dr. Jamillah Moore; SMCCCD Board President Maurice Goodman, SMCCCD Member of the Board of Trustees, Tom Nuris and Vice Chancellor of Facilities Planning, Maintenance, & Operations, José Nuñez. Photo by Scott Buschman.

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (August 14, 2019) – Just in time for the beginning of the academic year, Cañada College celebrated the opening of its new Science & Technology Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 12.

The new Science & Technology Building is a three-story, 50,000 square feet learning structure, whichprovides a world-class instructional facility for mathematics, lab sciences and technology and features modern, flexible classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices for STEM education. Supporting the philosophy that learning happens everywhere, the new facility features an indoor/outdoor “learning commons” with an enhanced plaza, creating a functional outdoor gathering space for the campus community. In addition, the Science & Technology Building is LEED Platinum certified and Net Zero Energy-ready to support student academic success and ensuring the longevity of the building for many years to come.

“This state-of-the-art learning environment will allow students to prepare for in-demand careers in science and technology,” said Dr. Jamillah Moore, Cañada College president. “With the addition of this instructional space to our campus, students for years to come will have an opportunity to enhance their education in innovative and dynamic classrooms and laboratories.” The new structure is part of the San Mateo County Community College District’s capital improvement plan funded by voter-approved bonds. 

About Cañada College: For more than 50 years, Cañada College has provided enriching and life-changing educational opportunities for the residents of San Mateo County. With the support and guidance from award-winning faculty and staff, residents can pursue certificates and degrees for career training or to serve as a transfer gateway to four-year colleges and universities. Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cañada College offers hundreds of day, evening, and weekend courses in more than 40 quality instructional programs, including sciences, business, multi-media, medical assisting, the arts, and technical training. The College also provides extensive basic skills training and innovative student support services in counseling, orientation, certificate and degree planning, transfer assistance, and tutoring. Begin your Cañada College experience by visiting

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