LANCASTER — Simona Grasman, a senior at Quartz Hill High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, from June 28-30.
The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country, who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Simona Grasman was nominated by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent Quartz Hill High School. She was selected based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.
During the three-day Congress, Simona Grasman will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading scientific research.
“This is a crucial time in America when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” stated Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Simona Grasman are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who have the desire to learn more about their future in science or technology. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers include online social networks through which these future scientists and technologists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by tech and science leaders; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships and career guidance.
Based in Washington, DC, and with an office in Boston, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to advances in society as scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
For more information visit www.scitechleaders.com or call 617-307-7425.