“This is a happening place and a happening region for anyone interested in pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-related career,” said Tina Philpot, the associate dean of academic services for the Alpharetta campus.
The labs opened for student use in January. Georgia State says that enrollment in biology classes at the Alpharetta campus have tripled from 2017, growing from 91 students to 340. Previously, students at the Alpharetta campus had to travel to Dunwoody to take biology and chemistry courses.
“These labs fulfill an increasing need in the north Fulton area, which has a high demand for employees with backgrounds in chemistry and biology,” said Solomon Fesseha, chair of campus’ Physical Sciences Department.