Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel said “This Biological Sciences Building will serve as the nexus for teaching and research to converge to form southeast Georgia’s most comprehensive center for biological science education and research. By training tomorrow’s leaders and advancing scientific knowledge, this will serve as a magnet to attract new businesses and industries to the area.”
The new facility has more than 158,000 gross square feet that houses five active-learning classrooms, 10 teaching labs and 15 research labs that will be utilized by the more than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate biology students.
President Keel thanked the Statesboro-Bulloch County legislative delegation, Gov. Nathan Deal, former Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Board of Regents for their continued commitment to find money for the project when funding was tight.
State Sen. Jack Hill said “As Georgia Southern forges ahead in applied research, this building will play a key role in that research. We believe Georgia Southern can be the next great research university in the state.”