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College opens new San Elijo science building

ENCINITAS — MiraCosta College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 2 to dedicate its new science building at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave.

At just more than 4,700 square feet, the $5.3 million Building 1000 accommodates a chemistry lab, a general lab and a preparation lab, and includes rooms for instruments, equipment and other storage. An outdoor area allows space for students to gather and interact.

“The new labs enable MiraCosta College to expand the breadth and number of science courses available to students in the southern portion of our district,” said Carlos Lopez, dean of mathematics and sciences at MiraCosta College. “The facility also supports a host of other physical science labs like oceanography and geology.”

The short dedication ceremony will include a few words by college administrators and faculty followed by a ribbon cutting by the facility’s first students. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. RSVP to Cheryl Broom, at (760) 795-6612 or