Written by The Business Journal Staff
Fresno Pacific University (FPU) will celebrate the grand opening of the AIMS Center for Math and Science Education with a ribbon-cutting and kick off event on Feb. 5.
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on the main campus of Fresno Pacific in southeast Fresno.
Elected officials, community leaders and university educators are expected to speak at the event, including Richard Kriegbaum, president of FPU, and Brian Angus, CEO of Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission.
The university broke ground on the facility last February as part of a $1 million expansion supported by the AIMS Educational Foundation.
The group grew out of the math and science program at FPU in the early 1980s and the AIMS Center is now a nonprofit dedicated to assisting teachers facilitate the development of robust mathematical and scientific knowledge within their students.
The 10,000-square-foot site will equip researchers with tools necessary to translate existing proven research into teaching practices designed specifically for the diverse backgrounds of Central Valley children with the goal of deepening their understanding of science and math.
For more information on the new facility or the AIMS Center, visit www.AIMSedu.org.