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New Petit Science Center opens at Georgia State University

On a blustery day in early spring, Pete Petit returned to the place that 37 years ago prepared him for business success in the health care industry.

With the snip of a ribbon, the Georgia State University alumnus officially dedicated the new start-of-the-art science center that bears his name - the Parker H. Petit Science Center - and, at the same time, widened the doors of opportunity for the university's next generation of students, scientists and health professionals.

"I have just one thought for our students who will use this new center," Petit said at the celebration. "Embrace science...science that will add value, create wealth and improve the quality of life in our country, as well as globally. You can make a difference, and I challenge you to do so."

Georgia State University faculty and students are now set to meet these challenges as never before at the new 350,000 square-foot, $150 million center.

The building is home to laboratories, office and classrooms for biology, chemistry, nursing, nutrition, physical therapies, respiratory therapies and public health, as well as the Neuroscience Institute.

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