Speaker Lineup Confirmed for Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists

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The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists today announced the list of confirmed speakers and mentors for the 2016 Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists, June 29, 30, July 1, in Boston, Massachusetts.

National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists today announced the list of confirmed speakers and mentors for the 2016 Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists, June 29, 30, July 1, 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 leaders in scientific research and cutting-edge technology, as well as leaders from private industry.

The schedule of Grand Masters include:

John C. Mather, Ph.D., Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics, and Recipient, National Medal of Science
Robert Metcalfe, Inventor of Ethernet, Founder, 3Com, Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Robert Langer, Ph.D, Recipient, National Medal of Science
Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Neil Gershenfeld, Ph.D., Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms
Accolades include the “Scientific American 50,” Popular Mechanics “Top 25 Makers,” and a “Modern Day Leonardo” by the Chicago Museum of Art
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, 2009-2012
Co­founder and Executive Vice President, Hunch Analytics
Sylvester James Gates, Ph.D., Recipient, National Medal of Science for Physical Science
Adam Cheyer, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of Viv Labs
Co-Founder of Siri and Formerly a Director of Engineering in the iPhone Group at Apple
Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s Science and Technology Branch
Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson
Burnie Burns, Founder, Chief Creative Officer and Head Writer, Rooster Teeth Productions
Marc Raibert, Ph.D., Founder, Chief Technology Officer of Boston Dynamics

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
Eric Chen, Winner, 2014 Intel Science Talent Search Competition Grand Prize Winner, 2013 Google Science Fair Grand Prize Winner, 2013 Siemen’s Math, Science and Technology Competition
Paige Brown, Winner, 2016, Global Good, Intel Science Talent Search
Ryan Chester, Winner, Breakthrough Junior Challenge
Erik Finman, Groundbreaking young entrepreneur from Idaho

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

The Academy was founded on the belief that prospective talent must be identified 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.

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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