COLLEGE OPENS $18.7 MILLION LAB, LECTURE HALL.
VALENCIA -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for College of the Canyons' new $18.7 million laboratory and lecture hall for science, health and engineering.
Biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and allied health facilities will be housed in the Aliso Lab and Aliso Hall, which will also be home to the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program, popularly called MESA. The 43,000-square-foot facilities, allowing the college to expand its science offerings and student access to core classes, were funded with state money and Measure C bond revenue.
(1) While people tour the new facilities Wednesday at College of the Canyons, nursing student Shellie Arrington monitors the simulated heartbeat of an advanced-training dummy that realistically mimics a baby's body, including sounds.
(2) Jayme Young conducts experiments on bacteria in glass tubes during her bioscience course in the new 43,000-square-foot facilities.
(3) The new technologically equipped laboratory and lecture hall facilities at College of the Canyons will be used for a variety of science, health and engineering courses.
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