Cameron Whalen, a sophomore at Glades Day School, was recently nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science & Technology Leaders in Boston.
The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of the 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 dreams and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals.
Whalen was nominated by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent Glades Day School based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology. Whalen also received a letter of congratulations from Gov. Rick Scott.
Whalen joined students from across the country and heard Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners discuss leading scientific research. He was given advice from deans of the world’s top tech universities and was inspired by fellow teen science prodigies while learning about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology.
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 future scientists and technologists can communicate, offering opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by tech and science leaders.
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