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CSUB receives grant to build new Energy and Engineering Innovation Building

Retired educator Gayle Batey has invested an undisclosed amount to Cal State Bakersfield for the construction of a new Energy and Engineering Innovation Building.
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Posted at 3:24 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 19:04:19-05

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.