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STEM Center Capital Campaign

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Groundbreaking began in fall 2018 on a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) building at American River College. The 38,000 sq. ft. three-story building will replace the Liberal Arts Wing that has existed at the college since the 1960s.

Design elements will provide shared, flexible and movable space and labs for programs and disciplines that include Business & Computer Science, Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics and Engineering. The second phase of the project will benefit the Science division (which produces 47% of ARC's graduates and is the largest division in the Los Rios Community College District) with long-awaited lab space modernization and state-of-the-art wet labs for biology and chemistry.

Many successful and notable alums in the fields of science, healthcare, engineering, biotech and research have benefited from their start at American River College. This new STEM Center will offer greater opportunities to even more students.

ARC has launched a major fundraising effort for STEM Innovation and 21st Century Science. This campaign will seek to raise $3.5M in private support and provide a margin of excellence for students in both phases of the project. Private funding will be used to enhance the construction with industry lighting, technology and lab equipment. 

For more information on commemorative naming opportunities, events and activities associated with this major effort, please check back here for the latest. To donate to this effort click here or for more information contact:

Kirsten DuBray

Office of Philanthropy


or 916-484-8175