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UC Davis and Sierra Nevada College will Build Tahoe Research & Educational Facility

TitleUC Davis and Sierra Nevada College will Build Tahoe Research & Educational Facility
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2004-06-08
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #70 - "Tahoe Environmental Research Center" (Air Date: June 8, 2004). Discusses plans for the joint UC Davis, Sierra Nevada College and DRI research facility and partnership. Includes an interview with Joann Hankin and Benjamin Solomin from Sierra Nevada College.
SubjectTahoe Environmental Research Center
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2005-03-14
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 70: Tahoe Environmental Research Center Air Date: June 8, 2004 Anchor Intro: Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent at Lake Tahoe on scientific research. And it seems everyone wants a piece of the action. In an effort to save money and duplication of efforts, a new research facility will soon be built that will house scientists from several different organizations. Shelly Purdy has details in tonight's Lake Tahoe report. ((TAKE PKG)) ((Track 1)) The conditions at UC Davis' current research center are shocking. The old fish hatchery is nearly falling apart, and the scientists do their state of the art research under near third world conditions. UC Davis has been trying to build a new facility for years. Well, it's finally going to happen. Sierra Nevada College at Incline Village has asked UC Davis to collaborate on a new research facility. The Desert Research Institute has also jumped into the mix, and they will break ground on the facility in May of 2005. ((sot @ 2:41 Joann Hankin, Vice President, Sierra Nevada College)) "This is an incredible partnership between the private and public sectors of education, between two states, between multiple institutions." ((Track 2)) The three story building will hold a public area and exhibit space on the first floor. Classrooms and laboratories for Sierra Nevada students on the second floor, and research facilities for UC Davis scientists on the third floor. ((sot @ 6:58 Benjamin Solomon, President, Sierra Nevada College)) "The main thing here is we're going to have cutting edge scientists on the campus both from Davis and DRI and possibly from Rand. And these people will teach some of the classes here which will be open to our students." ((track 3)) Not only will the students benefit from the science being studied around them, they'll also benefit from the building itself. Like many of the other structures on Sierra Nevada's new lake campus, the new research center will be a "green" building that utilizes passive solar energy to provide most of the building's own power, heat and hot water. ((sot @ 9:51)) "They're not only a place to learn, but they're a place to use as a demonstration project. Every time a student enters a classroom they should be reminded that they're having very low impact on the environment by using these facilities." ((Track 4)) With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for kolo news channel 8. Anchor Tag: the new building should be complete by late summer of 2006.

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