Groundbreaking Ceremony for UGA Science Learning Center
The University of Georgia breaking ground on a new $44.7 million Science Learning Center earlier today.
The 122,500 square foot facility will house 33 labs, two 280-seat lecture halls and two 72-seat classrooms.
The ceremony included remarks from Governor Nathan Deal, UGA President Jere Morehead, and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby.
President Morehead says most of the school’s science classrooms were built in the 1960’s and no longer meet the needs of students.
"We've reached the maximum capacity at our existing science buildings. We face a critical shortage of teaching labs and instructional classrooms," Morehead said.
Huckaby says the center will have far reaching benefits for the state.
"It's critical to the economic vitality of our state...it's critical to the future of so many students who come to study at the University of Georgia," according to Huckaby.
The building is scheduled to open in fall 2016.