A $50-million technology hub will rise in a parking lot at Cal State Northridge with the goal of dazzling college, high school and middle school students with an immersive experience that shows off the possibilities of STEM studies and careers.
Called the Global Hispanic Serving Institution Equity Innovation Hub, the center will seek to draw Latinos and traditionally underserved students into science, engineering and technology studies. The building is expected to open in 2024, with plans for virtual programming underway.
“It’s almost like the building will come to life with a mobile device in hand,” said Amanda Quintero, special assistant to the Cal State Northridge president for inclusive excellence. She compared the center to an immersive museum experience for students and the community.
“When families enter this space, we want them to be inspired by what they see.”…