Canyon Crest Academy freshman chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston

Emily Kogan

Emily Kogan, a freshman at Canyon Crest Academy, recently attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Emily was nominated to represent California by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

During the three-day Congress, she joined students from across the country and heard Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners discuss leading scientific research; received advice from deans of top tech universities; was inspired by fellow teen science prodigies; and learned about cutting-edge advances and the future of science and technology.

“This is a crucial time in America, when we need more nimble-minded and creative scientists and technologists (to be) even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Emily Kogan are our future, and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

The Academy offers free services and programs to students, including 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 acceptances and finances, skills acquisition, internships and career guidance.

Based in Washington, D.C., and with an office in Boston, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to advances in society as scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

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