November 12, 2022
Greensboro, Ga. – MIT program coordinator and GCHS graduate (’09) Marcus Mundy returned to Greene County last week to present to GCHS’s junior class about the MITES program (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science), a rigorous six-week residential summer program that introduces promising minority high school seniors to engineering and science. The program stresses the value and rewards of pursuing technical degrees and careers.
Mr. Mundy coordinates the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP), which runs outreach programs under the School of Engineering at MIT for underrepresented and underserved students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Mr. Mundy shared about his own education and career journey from the graduation stage at GCHS to Valdosta State, UGA, and eventually MIT. He emphasized to students the importance of having a plan and clear goals, as well as tips and best practices for applying to MIT’s programs.
“As GCSS continues to grow our STEM program initiatives, Marcus Mundy's experience and influence meant a lot to the students and administrators at GCHS,” said Dr. Laurie Weaver, GCSS STEM Coordinator. “As a 2009 graduate and now MIT Program Administrator for the MITES Summer program, Mr. Mundy's message and program offerings encouraged the junior class to set high goals for themselves and to consider going into a STEM field.”
Following the presentation, Mr. Mundy stayed to answer question and speak one-on-one with students who are interested in pursuing careers in computer science and other STEM fields. GCHS thanks Mr. Mundy for giving back to the community.
“It is always great to have successful alumni back on campus to speak to our students about the importance of planning, pursuing academic success, and exposing them to college program opportunities,” said GCHS Principal Eddie Hood. “It lets our students know that anything is possible and that high profile universities and colleges have opportunities for them if they work hard in the classroom.”