Students amazed with University of Iowa's new engineering annex

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The University of Iowa is showing off its new Engineering Annex it built to accommodate the growing number of students in that college.

The $35 million building includes a 5,000 square foot Design Studio, and a Fluids Workshop with wind tunnel and water channel flumes. The undergraduate enrollment at the college of engineering has doubled in the last 15 years. A student says he's been waiting for a while to see how this building would turn out.

"All of last year, we were like what's going to be in this new building? Finally, when it was all opened up, we got to explore and go into different rooms and ask what's going to be in this classroom? What's going to be in that classroom? It was really fun and interesting just the first time walking in," said Eddie Graham, a senior at the University of Iowa.

This is the third time college of engineering has expanded. The previous expansions were in 1964 and 2001.