BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Retired educator Gayle Batey has invested an undisclosed amount to Cal State Bakersfield for the construction of a new Energy and Engineering Innovation Building.
The Energy and Engineering Innovation Building would be a tri-level space of about 60,000 square feet.
It will include CSUB's California Energy Research Center, a student project incubator space, teaching and computer laboratories. It will also home the Angelo and Mary Mazzei Auditorium, a courtyard and the atrium, which will be named for the Batey family.
Batey said in a press release that she hopes this gift will honor her late husband, Ben, who was a biology and chemistry major at Vanderbilt University and taught biology for the Kern High School District.