Cumberland County College Escape Room about Set

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Engineering students at Cumberland County College are putting their skills to the test by creating a fun and challenging event for members of the community to enjoy.

Over the past several months, students with the Cumberland County College (CCC) Engineering Club volunteered their time outside of classes to design, construct, wire and implement an Escape Room game right on campus.

The Escape Room is a unique, interactive adventure game in which teams of players are given one hour to escape a locked room by using clues to solve puzzles and attempt to complete missions.

College officials say they hope the event will not only help their current students improve their skills, but encourage future students to consider a career in engineering.

"We hope to also use this as a kind of outreach tool to get students - maybe middle schools or high schools ... interested in what engineers do," said Steve Donahue, director of the STEM and Pathways Project at CCC. "[And] to get them to experience that part of the magic that you see in the Escape Room ... there's a way that they can learn to do that too."

The Escape Room is expected to be open to students and members of the community later this week.

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