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The University of Georgia College of Engineering is home to extensive state-of-the-art learning, research and core facilities used by faculty and students to tackle the world's greatest challenges. An investment of more than $80 million in our instructional and research mission will generate a two-fold increase in our research space in the next two-to-three years. At the same time, we're transforming the learning environment for our undergraduate and graduate programs by investing in a major renovation of our instructional hub, the Driftmier Engineering Center.
Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Building 1
The first phase of the University of Georgia's Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Complex opened on Nov. 30, 2021.
The 100,000-square-foot I-STEM Research Building 1 features flexible, open lab spaces designed to promote collaboration and elevate UGA’s expanding lab-intensive research activities, particularly within the disciplines of chemistry, engineering and material sciences. It will soon be united with a phase 2 building, which is currently under construction.
Driftmier Engineering Center
The Driftmier Engineering Center serves the heart of UGA's undergraduate and graduate programs. The 110,000-square-foot building, constructed in 1966, is undergoing a major revitalization. The first phase of the project significantly expanded and enhanced instructional laboratories and classrooms while adding new spaces for collaborative work. The second phase of the renovation opened in 2021, adding new instructional and collaborative spaces.
Boyd Research and Education Center
The Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center is home to state-of-the-art research laboratories for UGA College of Engineering faculty and students. Completed in fall 2019, a significant renovation of the building's first floor created new research laboratories, collaborative spaces, and more than 1,500-square feet of space for graduate student work spaces.
Riverbend Research Laboratory
The Riverbend Research Complex houses research labs and offices for faculty and students spanning biomedical, biological, materials and device work. Major facilities include our micro/nano fabrication facility, high-velocity water flow tunnel and a broad range of characterization capabilities.
Whitehall Engineering Education and Research Campus
The Whitehall Engineering Education and Research Campus features large-scale research and testing facilities for all engineering disciplines. The campus includes the Structural Engineering Testing Hub (STRENGTH Lab), which provides both structural and materials testing capabilities. The Geomaterials Laboratory is also located at Whitehall, with facilities to conduct fundamental geotechnical engineering testing.