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Marcellus A. Proctor

Marcellus A. Proctor

Piscataway Nation

Marcellus was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Lanham, Maryland. He is a member of the Piscataway Nation located in Southern Maryland. He attended Laurel High for two years and finished his last two years at Eleanor Roosevelt High where he earned a High School Diploma and Certificate or Merit.

After graduation from high school Marcellus entered the Native American Technical and Office Experience Program (NATOE) under the Prince GeorgeÍs Indian Education Office directed by Ms. Betty Proctor. He participated in that program for two summer sessions. Marcellus then participated in the Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications (SIECA) Program for another 2 summer sessions under Bowie State University directed by Dr. Joan Langdon. Both programs were held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

In August 1998, Marcellus earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. After graduation he worked for Tracor Systems Technologies, which is now BAE SYSTEMS, as a Systems Engineer on the STANDARD Missile Block IVA Program for three years.

Marcellus' professional memberships include the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

Currently, Marcellus works at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as an Electronics Engineer on the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program. His major emphases in the program are Plastic Encapsulated Parts (PEMs) and DC-DC Converters. He is also attending Johns Hopkins University earning is Masters in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Optics. Marcellus is an advisor to the Goddard Native American Program.

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