Coffee Center Hosts Construction Kickoff and Research Symposium
On September 29, 2022, alongside industry partners and friends, we celebrated National Coffee Day with a construction kickoff and research symposium.
Featured speakers included Executive Associate Dean and Chemical Engineering Professor Roland Faller, who provided an update on design and construction, and Coffee Center Advisory Board Chair Peter Giuliano, who shared a unique outlook on coffee science informed by his early career as a barista.
The $4.5M design and renovation of the Coffee Center builds upon the university’s existing space, a 6,000-square-foot, multi-bay laboratory facility where students and researchers explore the science of coffee from seed to cup. The grand opening is expected in early 2024.