Groundbreaking for New Science Building at Ohio State ATI

ATI Science Building Groundbreaking

CFAES broke ground May 3 on its new Science Building at the Wooster campus. The ceremony, held inside Fisher Auditorium because of threatening weather, featured a reception and comments by CFAES and local leaders. The $33.5 million, 60,000-square-foot building will house the Department of Entomology; will have laboratory, classroom, lecture, and office space; and will also have a cafe and patio. Its aim is to foster a “one campus” feeling, helping unify Ohio State ATI and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Pictured at the ceremony, left to right, are Graham Cochran,CFAES associate dean for operations; CFAES Wooster Campus Director Dave Benfield; Wayne County Commissioners Sue Smail and Becky Foster; CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress; Wooster Mayor Bob Brenneman; State Rep. Scott Wiggam; Ohio State ATI Director Kris Boone; and Andy Michel, associate professor and interim associate chair, Entomology.