Kennesaw State University has begun construction on an Interdisciplinary STEM Building on its Marietta, Georgia, campus.
The university says the “ISTEM” building, because of its highly visible location, will serve as a gateway to the Marietta campus and as a symbol of investment in students.
“As an institution that's working to build our research infrastructure, this building is going to be a key component to our research mission,” said Kennesaw State President Kathy Schwaig.
The approximately 70,000-square-foot building will promote collaboration among researchers across multiple disciplines, enhancing the opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in research endeavors with experienced faculty members.
The building will have several laboratory spaces – multiple wet labs and dry labs, high bay labs, a cybersecurity research and teaching lab, and chemistry- and biology-based teaching labs – along with classrooms and student study areas.
The ISTEM building is scheduled to be completed in fall 2025.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved design and construction of the building in September 2022.