Auburn University, Center for Advanced Science Innovation and Commerce (CASIC)
Square Footage: 82,000
The Center for Advanced Science Innovation and Commerce (CASIC) is a dynamic resource that significantly enhances Auburn University’s research enterprise. It is the center for high-priority research in ecosystem health forecasting, marine fisheries and aquaculture, predictive biology and informatics, water quality standards, food safety and bio-energy.
This project is unique in that it hosts five multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs in the research areas proposed for NIST funding. CASIC allows clusters of research scientists to co-locate their laboratories, greatly enhancing research outcomes. Faculty from Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering, Forestry and Wildlife and Science and Mathematics will collaborate on projects, generating synergy in research output and quality. CASIC creates an environment for scientists to work together to deliver solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. It serves as a tool for training the next generation of scientists and industry leaders, as well as provides a resource for attracting and retaining the best scientists to Auburn to continue excellent research programs.
As a Land Grant University, Auburn University is home to researchers who are developing technologies for providing an more secure and sustainable food production system, environmental protection standards, renewable energy solutions and expanded economic opportunities and growth. Through the use of the CASIC building, Auburn University strengthens its position as a hub for innovative research programs that benefit consumers, the sciences and industry, foster discovery and innovation, and contribute to the economic health and well-being of the state, nation and world.
The facility is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification.