NJCU Hosts Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for Science Building

NJCU Hosts Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for Science Building

NJCU Science Building Houses 45 Ultramodern Teaching and Research Laboratories, a Greenhouse, Observatory, and Much More

New Jersey City University (NJCU) recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its fully-renovated and expanded Science Building on the Main Campus at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.

The Science Building houses the Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Physics departments. The building is equipped with 45 ultramodern teaching and research laboratories, a greenhouse, observatory, imaging center, cell culture lab, bio-informatics lab, and Geographic Information Science lab. 

The Science Building expansion project included a 40,000 square-foot, five-story addition and a 70,000 square-foot renovation of the existing Science Building in the center of the Main Campus.

The project was funded by approximately $10 million in bond proceeds, as well as $34 million in grants from the State of New Jersey Capital Improvement Fund.

Dignitaries speaking at the event included:

  • Rafael Perez, Esq., Chairperson, NJCU Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Sue Henderson, President, NJCU
  • Sandra B. Cunningham, NJ State Senator, District 31
  • Angela McKnight, NJ Assemblywoman District 31
  • Steven Fulop, Mayor, City of Jersey City
  • Rolando R. Lavarro, Jr., President, City Council of Jersey City
  • Sheryl Stitt, Acting Executive Director, New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority
  • Dr. Aaron Aska, Chief Operating Officer, NJCU.