Marietta Campus is Breaking Ground and Showcasing Students


Though we’re nearing the end of another semester with Commencement merely weeks away, Kennesaw State remains bustling with activity. Our focus on providing students a first-rate educational experience never wavers, and some upcoming events on the Marietta Campus serve as excellent examples of that commitment.

On Thursday, we will break ground on the $5 million KSU Science Lab Annex. This 10,411-square-foot addition to the Engineering Lab Building will be home to two biology and two chemistry labs for science majors, and it is scheduled for completion in December 2019.

The following day, KSU will award the Portman Prize, given annually by global architectural firm John Portman and Associates. The cash prize is bestowed upon the architecture student with the best thesis project as decided by a panel of five external critics.

Later this month, the College of Computing and Software Engineering will hold its Computing Showcase, known among students as C-Day. This event serves as a wonderful opportunity for our undergraduate and graduate students to tout their research and capstone projects as they network with industry professionals from across the greater Atlanta area.

Our student competition teams also deserve special recognition for their tireless efforts in putting their skills to the test as they represent the University regionally and nationally. KSU’s American Society of Civil Engineers competition team recently finished in the top three overall at the ASCE Southeast Student Conference held at the University of Tennessee, with their concrete canoe design placing second among 24 other schools. KSU Motorsports also skipped vacationing over spring break to perfect their Formula SAE race car ahead of a national competition.

There is still much ahead of us in these final weeks of our spring semester. I look forward to the many upcoming events on our Marietta Campus.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten