Aggie Square’s Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Rendering shows people walking around Aggie Square.
An artist’s rendering of Aggie Square, as seen from Stockton Boulevard, where UC Davis’ Sacramento campus will open up to the community. Straight ahead: the Lifelong Learning Building and Innovation Hall. (Courtesy of ZGF)

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg will join development partners and community leaders at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 16) for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Aggie Square innovation hub on UC Davis’ Sacramento campus.

Speakers include:

  • Thomas Osha, executive vice president, Wexford Science & Technology
  • Gary S. May, chancellor, UC Davis
  • Darrell Steinberg, mayor, city of Sacramento
  • James “Jim” Berens, chairman and president, Wexford Science & Technology
  • Doris Matsui, U.S. congressional representative, District 6
  • Ben Chida, chief deputy cabinet secretary, Office of Gov. Gavin Newsom 
  • Eloy Ortiz Oakley, UC regent
  • Jose M. Hernandez, UC regent
  • Joany Titherington, community member
  • Alice Waters, founder, Edible Schoolyard Project
  • Maisha Winn, professor, School of Education and Quarter at Aggie Square 
  • Richard Pan, member, state Senate, District 6
  • Kevin McCarty, member, state Assembly, District 7
  • Phil Serna, member, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, District 1
  • Eric Guerra, member, Sacramento City Council, District 6
  • Jay Schenirer, member, Sacramento City Council, District 5

Aggie Square will be home to research programs, private industry partners, classrooms, student housing and public-facing programs that engage local communities and entrepreneurs.

The first phase of construction will begin this spring with two buildings for research in science, technology, education and mathematics, or STEM, and teaching, and a building dedicated to lifelong learning. UC Davis has already launched an undergraduate program, Quarter at Aggie Square.

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