“I want America’s brightest students, our future STEM leaders, to see the biggest possible future for themselves,” said Richard Rossi, executive director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.
November 14, 2017
Nominations are being made for the June 29–July 1, 2018, Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists or technologists, to stay true to their dreams. After the event, the purpose is to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals.
Students are nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, or by high school teachers across the country. Nominations are made based on a student’s academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of science and technology. Students attending must have a GPA of 3.5 or better.
During the three-day Congress, Congress delegates will join other students from across the country to hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science and Technology recipients talk about leading scientific research. They will also be given advice from deans of the world’s top tech universities, be inspired by fellow teen science prodigies, and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology. See a three-minute highlight video at http://www.SciTechLeaders.com.
The young people at the June 2017 Congress were inspired by luminaries of the STEM field as well as leaders from the government and the public sector, including:
- Dr. Sheldon Lee Glashow, Winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Dr. John C. Mather, Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Dr. David Wineland, Winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Dr. Marc Raibert, Founder of Boston Dynamics
- Megan J. Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, 20014-2017
Also included were some of our finest young scientists: Jack…