Mission Possible: High School Students Participate in the 2nd Annual ISyE Summer Enrichment Program

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The Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) hosted the second annual Mission Possible STEM Summer Enrichment Program following an extremely successful first year. Mission Possible is designed to introduce rising 10th to 12th grade high school students to the fascinating world of industrial engineering. The program was met with so much popularity that this year it was offered in two separate week-long summer sessions to accommodate a larger number of students. Students had the opportunity to attend either the June 24-28 session, or the July 15-19 session.

“The energy was phenomenal. They really enjoyed the interactive activities and we even had students who came back for the second time” said Valarie DuRant-Modeste, academic advising manager in ISyE and program director for Mission Possible. “This year we had students not only from metro Atlanta, but also from as far as Puerto Rico, Taiwan, and El Salvador.”

Mission Possible is open to students who excel in math and science, with a focus on recruiting under-represented minority students from schools across the country. This year, a total of forty six high school students participated in the program where they interacted with industry representatives from companies such as Coca-Cola and Caterpillar Inc., and gained insight from ISyE students, faculty, and academic advisors.

For more information about the program contact Valarie DuRant Modeste, academic advising manager in ISyE, at or 404.894.8405. If you would like to help sponsor this program, contact Nancy Sandlin, ISyE director of Development, at


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  • Created By:Lizzie Millman
  • Created:07/31/2013
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016