Georgia Southern University hosted Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and other key partners Wednesday for the groundbreaking of a new, 135,000-square-foot engineering and research building designed to inspire engineering innovation through education and strategic partnerships.
“The engineering and research building allows greater opportunities for Georgia Southern to collaborate with area companies on groundbreaking research,” said Georgia Southern President Shelley C. Nickel.
The sleek, contemporary building on Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus has been strategically designed to facilitate academic and institutional partnerships that will benefit companies across the state, inspire creative engineering solutions and accelerate student success.
Nickel recognized Gov. Nathan Deal and local industry partners for leading those efforts that reinforce the University’s commitment to ensuring students excel not only in the classroom but also in their preparation for the workforce with practical learning in laboratories, co-ops and internships.