Made Possible in Lehigh Valley: Ekom Uko of Lutron Electronics
By Colin McEvoy on January 17, 2020
The Made Possible in Lehigh Valley initiative has been highlighting some of the many testimonials and success stories from the people and organizations of the region. Those stories illustrate why Lehigh Valley is a great place to live, work, and play, and show the many amazing things that are possible here.
Below is an excerpt from one of these testimonials featuring Ekom Uko, Design And Development Engineer with Lutron Electronics. Her full story can be found here, and a portion of it can be read below:
Nigerian transplant Ekom Uko likes balance. As an international student looking for a college where she could earn her electrical engineering degree, she wanted something that wasn’t too large, but not too small either. So, she chose Lehigh University in Bethlehem.
“The reason I went to Lehigh was because I was looking for a college that wasn’t too large but was a reasonable size. A college where I could walk out and see familiar faces on campus, but a space big enough with a lot of opportunity to make an impact and grow,” she explained.
After graduation in 2004, the theme of achieving balance persisted.
She accepted a position at Lutron Electronics Inc. in Coopersburg. Best known for the invention of the dimmer switch, Lutron is a name long associated with advancement, innovation and collaboration.
“If people are looking for a big company that still has a small-scale feel, something similar to a family or community atmosphere, well, that’s Lutron!” Ekom said.
Visit the Made Possible in Lehigh Valley website for the rest of this story and for other great testimonials from across Lehigh Valley.
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