Science Learning Center

August 30, 2016
by Jere W. Morehead, President

This month, we celebrated the opening of the Science Learning Center, a new instructional facility that will transform undergraduate science education at the University of Georgia. This state-of-the-art building includes technology-enhanced classrooms and laboratories that promote the highest levels of student learning and collaboration.

The addition of the SLC to our campus comes at the right time for the University and the right time for our state as demand for training in science, technology, engineering, and math continues to rise in Georgia and across the nation. More than one in five UGA students now graduate with a degree in the STEM disciplines. We expect that many students who take classes in the new center will go on to make discoveries and develop technologies that advance our knowledge and lead to positive, tangible outcomes for individuals and communities around the world.

The Science Learning Center serves as a great example of the strong partnership that exists between UGA and our home state, which provided the $48 million of funding needed for this important project. By providing a space for 21st century STEM education, this integral facility will further enable the University of Georgia to serve our state, nation, and world.