The College of Engineering will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony today, August 26, for its major capital improvement project for a South Annex to the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

The ceremony starts at 4:00 p.m. in the Stanley Auditorium, 1505 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, and will be attended by alumni, donors, students, faculty, staff, and university officials.

The $37 million, 65,000-square-foot addition will adjoin the current Seamans Center and extend the complex southward, toward Burlington Street, Iowa City. Funding for the Annex will be a partnership among individual donors, corporate donors, the university, and college research centers.

The Annex answers a significant need for state-of-the-art facilities as engineering experiences significant growth.

For more on the project go to http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/annex.

A special feature on the project is available at https://now.uiowa.edu/2016/04/engineering-expansion.