Due to a $5 million fund being included in 2016 fiscal budget, Middle Georgia State College is getting a new academic building focusing primarily on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiatives.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed the budget Monday.
The STEM center, according to a news release, will let the college add to labs to technology-based classrooms.
The STEM Center, according to the release, will be approx. 17,000 square feet and is likely to be built near Oak Hall on the south end of campus, the release states. Two web labs, a flexible lab space for various sciences, a nursing lab, cyber-security lab and a high-tech classroom will be enclosed in the building, the release says. Other areas will include, according to the release, space for the Office of Graduate Studies, faculty offices and student study areas.