The development of the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, a future research facility, has been temporarily put on hold due to decline in federal and university funding.
Science and skateboards? It sounded incongruous, but to Angela Cox, Teen Librarian for the Richmond Public Library, it all made sense. Her vision came together on Thursday at The Science of Skateboard Physics at Nicholl Park on Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.
In forty years, a humble scattering of buildings along Richmond’s south shoreline could become an internationally recognized hub for scientific research. But presently the site remains just a small cluster of offices, warehouses, and labs, primarily used by UC Berkeley for engineering projects, and many in Richmond are asking when will the project get underway.