Georgia State opens $6.3 million science wing on North Fulton campus


Georgia State University just cut the ribbon on some new digs in north Fulton County.

On Tuesday, the state’s largest university officially opened the new wing full of biology and chemistry labs at its Alpharetta campus.

The labs cost $6.3 million to build and will allow students to collaborate with the area’s growing science and technology industry, Georgia State president Mark Becker said.


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“This is a happening place and a happening region for anyone interested in pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-related career,” said Tina Philpot, the associate dean of academic services for the Alpharetta campus.

The labs opened for student use in January. Georgia State says that enrollment in biology classes at the Alpharetta campus have tripled from 2017, growing from 91 students to 340. Previously, students at the Alpharetta campus had to travel to Dunwoody to take biology and chemistry courses.

“These labs fulfill an increasing need in the north Fulton area, which has a high demand for employees with backgrounds in chemistry and biology,” said Solomon Fesseha, chair of campus’ Physical Sciences Department.

For more on Georgia State’s Alpharetta campus, visit its website.


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