Engineering a good choice for all

Published 4:21 pm Thursday, October 29, 2015

Asked how she felt about being a female engineering student, Jayla Seward, of Brunswick County, said she does not think about it much

An honor graduate of the class of 2015 of Brunswick High School, Seward also received a Career Studies Certificate from Southside Virginia Community College in the High Performance Technology (HPT) and Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs through the college’s Dual Enrollment Program when graduating high school. 

She maintained a 4.0 GPA in core related HPT courses and in addition to the two Certificates, earned certification in CRC, OSHA, NCCER and MT1. 

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Upon completion of the programs, students can transfer into several four-year university engineering programs.  Seward is currently a sophomore in the program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

This summer she completed an internship with the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP).

The NASA-affiliated program, held at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston, focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. 

The SVCC program is taught by Vincent Brown and Scott Edmonds. 

Jayla is the daughter of Willie and Tracie Seward, of Lawrenceville.