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niacc offered tours of its new expanion and renovation at mcallister hall. kimt news 3's alex jirgens went along - and explains how the new space will benefit both students and faculty. he brings us that story.xxx stem center at niacc-pkg-1 stem center at niacc-pkgll-3 with the new school year here at ni-acc comes a brand new mcallister hall...that includes more expanded space and newer technology. and those i spoke with say that they're loving the new space. lowerthird2line:expansion at mcallister hall mason city, ia "they are leaps and bounds ahead of what we had before." tyler monson just graduated from ni-acc last year - but is taking some extra classes before he tranfers to a 4 year university. lowerthird2line:tyler monson student "i graduated in may and i thought i was not going to get to use them, so i'm actually pretty glad i got a chance to." stem center at niacc-pkgll-10 coming into the new space...he is immediately impressed. "before, we were having to cram into the fume hoods that they had and the ones that were working, and now everything is right at your unit, and it's pretty fancy." u-s representative steve king got a tour of the facility today...includin g professor grant stephens' chemistry class. lowerthird2line:grant stephens professor "i love talking to those people, letting them know what we're doing, have them really see what students in the future are going to be doing." stem center at niacc-pkgll-11 he says he is glad he had the chance to take part in how the space was laid out. "we actually had a lot of say on the design. we actually sat with our techs a lot to say exactly what we wanted and i...seeing from my labs, i got exactly what i was asking for. everything i wanted ended up being there. i can't think of anything that i'm really missing at this point." and college president steve schulz says they're seeing what they can do to enhance the new space even more. lowerthird2line:steve schulz president, niacc "you can always add additional technology, and i think as we move forward, we'll continue to enhance the learning space by adding technology." stem center at niacc-pkgll-12 at ni-acc...alex jirgens...kimt news 3. / thank you alex. tonight at six - we'll show you how the new space will help further the education of students studying science... technology... engineering... and math. /