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Speaker Lineup Confirmed for Congress of Future Scientists and…

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National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists

Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists today announced the list of confirmed speakers and mentors for the 2015 Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists, June 28, 29, 30, in Boston, Massachusetts.

At the Congress, students will be mentored by luminaries in a wide variety of scientific fields as well as leaders from government and the public sector, including Nobel Laureates, top scientific university deans, and leaders in scientific research and cutting-edge technology, as well as leaders from private industry.

The schedule of Grand Masters include:

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Recipient, National Medal of Science and World Renowned Genomist

David Wineland, Ph.D, Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics, and Recipient, National Medal of Science

John C. Mather, Ph.D., Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics, and Recipient, National Medal of Science

Ray Kurzweil, Recipient, National Medal of Technology, Director of Engineering, Google, and New York Times Bestselling Author

Dean Kamen, Legendary Inventor of the Segway and the Drug Infusion Pump, and Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Dennis Crowley, CEO and Co-Founder, Foursquare

Cherry Murray, Ph.D., Dean of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2009-2014, and Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Bill Westenhofer, Two-time Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects

Helen Grenier, Co-Founder of iRobot, CEO of CyPhyWorks

Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson

Vanessa Green, CEO and Co-Founder of FINsix

Jon Gosier, CEO and Founder of Appfrica, TED Fellow

The Academy Grand Master mentors will be joined by Young Prodigy Mentors who include:

Jack Andraka, Winner, 2012 Intel Science Fair

Shree Bose, Winner, 2011 Google Science Fair

Kensen Shi, 2007 Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition

Alex Koren, Recipient, 2014 Thiel Fellowship

Jacob Barnett, world’s youngest astrophysics researcher having published academic research at the age of 13

Joshua Meier, Best in Category for Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2014 Intel ISEF, and Finalist, 2012 Google Science Fair

Erik Finman, CEO and Founder Botangle.com

Kenneth Shinozuka, Winner, 2014 Scientific American Science in Action Award

Visit http://www.scitechleaders.com/confirmed-speakers to learn more.

The Academy was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers in science and technology.

American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin is the Academy Science Director. As one of the leading space exploration advocates, Buzz Aldrin continues to chart a course for future space travel and is passionate about inspiring the younger generations of future explorers and originators. Richard Rossi is the Academy Executive Director and is a veteran creator of learning experiences for high-achieving young people.

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists is based in Harvard University Square, Cambridge, MA, and has an office in Washington, DC.

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