As a leader in STEM education, Contra Costa College’s commitment to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—for everyone—has been strengthened by a $68 million state-of-the-art Science Center under construction and set to open in 2022.
This primarily bond-funded project is a large investment in our College’s students least represented in the STEM fields.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 93 out of 100 STEM occupations have wages above the national average yet underrepresented groups including African-Americans and Latinx, comprise 28% and 10% of these workers, respectively. African-Americans and Latinx even fall as low as just 3% representation in some STEM fields.
CCC’s Science Center will help shift this cycle. An investment in this campaign ensures that CCC remains a leader in launching the dreams of future scientists of color who can transfer to four-year colleges and universities and pursue these careers.
The Science Center
This three-story building will complement the campus with state-of-the-art architecture. The new layout of the building will connect the astronomy, engineering, physics, chemistry and biology departments. Studying and tutoring areas exist throughout the building.
The first floor will house staff offices, a computer lab and six classrooms furnished with anatomy and physiology labs. The Center for Science Excellence, dean’s office and biology labs will be on the second floor.
The third floor will feature a 55-seat planetarium, laboratories for engineering and chemistry labs as well as a designated maker space. The roof will be built to reduce vibration and will be used as an upgraded observation deck. These will be usable spaces for students, faculty and the community.
The opportunity to name the Planetarium and other rooms is available for donors making leadership contributions to the campaign at various amounts. Renderings of rooms available upon request.
Gifts of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged by a unique donor recognition display in the lobby of the Science Center. Recognition opportunities that are available include:
$50,000 and above
$25,000 – $49,999
$10,000 – $24,999
$5,000 – $9,999
$1,000 – $4,999
We invite you to become our partner today! Together, we are breaking down barriers to education and diversifying the STEM fields. Your tax-deductible gift provides the funding to inspire and prepare the next generation of CCC students to become STEM professionals.
Questions, please reach out to Sara Marcellino, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.215.3805.