26 BIG Ideas
The city's leaders in health, science, politics, food, and culture share their game-changing ideas for San Diego in 2016.
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Let’s make SDSU a top 50 public research university.
Elliot Hirshman, President, SDSU
Coming to the Aztec mesa in 2018: a $90-million, five-story, 85,000-square-foot Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex. Bring on the engineers, biologists, climatologists, and entrepreneurs who will work together within its viromics, nanotechnology, and wireless technology labs; brain imaging center; and more. “It will provide unprecedented opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff to collaborate and learn at the cutting edge of discovery,” says Hirshman. It will stand next to the current engineering building with a quad in the middle, adding “a literal crossroads for our scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to gather, create, and innovate.” Go, Aztecs!