The Roger A. and Helen B. Krone Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech seeks to advance research efforts in biosciences and biomedicine to help find treatments for chronic diseases, the university said Monday.
The couple said they expect the gift to help the university address human engineering challenges through the facility.
Roger serves as chair of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and member of the Georgia Tech Foundation.
“My lifelong association with [Georgia] Tech through continuing education, lectures, seminars, recruiting, advisory boards, and, of course, athletics, have continuously enriched my life,” added Krone, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017.
The university opened EBB in 2015 as part of efforts to increase collaboration between students and faculty in finding treatments for diseases.
The building has a 219,000-square-foot space for offices and laboratories and is home to the Children’s Pediatric Technology Center.