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Kennesaw State University Breaks Ground on New STEM Facility

Kennesaw State University’s Marietta Campus recently broke ground on a new Interdisciplinary STEM Building (ISTEM) on its campus, according to university news.  The facility will measure 70,000 square feet and feature both research and teaching space across a variety of disciplines. Completion is scheduled for fall 2025.

At a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 2, KSU President Kathy Schwaig commented, “As an institution that's working to build our research infrastructure, this building is going to be a key component to our research mission. We solve problems not within disciplines, but across disciplines and so we will see advancements happen out of these laboratories that impact all the disciplines that we have on this campus and on our Kennesaw Campus such as business, the arts, the humanities, health, science and education.”

Amenities will include wet, dry, high-bay, cybersecurity research, teaching, and chemistry- and biology-based teaching labs, as well as classrooms and private study areas. It will also increase opportunities for student competition teams like the Aerial Robotics Team, the news release reports.

“I speak on behalf of the KSU Marietta Campus student body when I say that we are absolutely thrilled and thankful to have the ISTEM building here,” said KSU mechanical engineering student and President’s Parliament Student Ambassador Nick Farinacci. “We are incredibly grateful to those who made it possible. The ISTEM building will be such an amazing resource for our students and a new hub of innovation and learning.”

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