Speaker Lineup Confirmed for Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists

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Speakers and mentors names have been released for the June 28-30 Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists. Luminaries to address the honors-only audience of some 4,000 high school students​ from across the country include, Nobel Laureates, captains of industry, peer science competition winners and Ivy League educators.

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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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