SSU Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for New Science Buildings

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Savannah State University will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies for two new science buildings on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

The proceedings will begin at 2 p.m. at the new sciences and technology building located on campus on North Tompkins Road. The event will continue at the new marine sciences building on 2717 Livingston Avenue at 3:30 p.m.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley, Ph.D., Georgia State Representative Mickey Stephens and Georgia State Senator Lester Jackson will be in attendance.

The new, two-story, 30,000 square foot building on campus will house engineering technology and chemistry laboratories. Civil engineering technology will gain labs for surveying, construction materials, solids structures and fluids. Electrical engineering technology will have learning space for digital systems, electronics and power systems.

The marine sciences building will provide approximately 17,000 square feet of new space with state of the art amenities, including laboratories for dolphin survey, necropsy, fish ecology, environmental toxicology, ocean acidification, coastal biophysics, instrumentation and more. The acreage also includes deep-water access, which will allow marine sciences faulty and students to depart and return at any time, with ship-based research and instruction not dictated by tidal schedules.