Applied Research Center dedication scheduled for May 4 on Peninsula

The Applied Research Center in Newport News will officially open during a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 4, Gov. James Gilmore, along with President James V. Koch and area legislators, will give remarks at the ceremony.

The center will house scientists and inventors from Christopher Newport University, College of William and Mary, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion. Old Dominion will have 12 laboratories to conduct research in materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry and physics.

Eastman Kodak Co. and Xerox Corp. are donating equipment, originally valued at more than $2 million, to support two Old Dominion labs at the center.

The Applied Research Center is designed to provide university resources, such as faculty and student expertise, to meet industry and government needs.