Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:02am

Students studying the physical and biological sciences will usher in a new era this fall with the opening of the Science Learning Center on South campus:

The Science Learning Center, a three-story, 122,500-square-foot building tailor-made for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction, opens for classes in August. The SLC will offer a new setting for effective teacher-to-student interaction and student-to-student collaboration—all with the goal of more effectively teaching STEM subjects at UGA and empowering students to pursue careers in the STEM fields.


The SLC, with its 33 instructional labs, two 280-seat lecture halls, two 72-seat SCALE-UP classrooms as well as spaces for informal student collaboration, is aimed at better communication between instructor and students as well as between students and their peers.

The SciLC will be the gathering/learning/teaching/studying place that South campus has needed for a very long time. The robust nature of our physical and biological sciences programs on campus will be paired with a faciltity to fit its burgeoning student populations. Our thanks and appreciation to the Office of University Architects who have so thoughtfully guided not just this project but the build-out of campus with careful consideration and foresight. As society changes and our transportation and technology needs evolve, new buildings like the SciLC fit their times and place - and that is no accident.

Image: The Science Learning Center— Photo by Dorothy Kozlowski.