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TFS student attends elite MIT program



One member of the Tallulah Falls of School Class of 2018 is getting a head start on what it’s like to attend college.

Michelle Thevenin of Lithonia spent a portion of the summer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

Thevenin first participated in the Women’s Technology Program; she was one of the 40 young women selected from an applicant pool of 623. This program is a residential learning experience for rising female seniors.

In this program, she spent four weeks taking advanced classes in Discrete Math, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She had daily homework assignments and had to learn a lot of information within a short period of time.

During her last week, she participated in a motor building competition and won the contest by building a motor that ran 9828 RPM.

“My experience at MIT has opened my eyes to field of engineering and has provided me with many opportunities that will benefit me in the future,” Thevenin said. “These programs have helped me to realize what I would like to do in the future. I am grateful for all the people I met and for all of the experiences and memories I made.”