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Outside view of Engineering Systems Building.

Jordan Locklear

Jordan Locklear was busy this summer sewing over 200 face masks in response to the increasing need for PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment). She wanted to help the community and the college. The creation of the masks was part of an Engineering Makerspace and Invention Center (EMIC) project funded by the National Science Foundation-Virginia/North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Locklear is a second-year student in the electrical engineering program.

Locklear knew early on that she wanted to pursue electrical engineering in college. She said that her father, an electrician, helped her shape her interests in engineering. At an early age, she assisted her father in doing some house projects at home. Circuit breakers and switch boxes were like puzzles to her. She liked helping her dad because it gave her an opportunity to apply her analytical skills.

Locklear is part of the EMIC student leaders, finalizing the preparations for its opening and exploring opportunities to create and bring about innovative solutions.