Saint Thomas Aquinas High School

Sophomore Brandon Wheat Chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA

SHAWNEE, KS — Brandon Wheat, a 10 at Saint Thomas Aquinas of Shawnee has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA on June 28-30, 2015.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this 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 dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

Brandon Wheat was invited by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists to represent Saint Thomas Aquinas based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

During the three-day Congress, Brandon Wheat will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading scientific research; be given advice from deans of the world's top tech universities; be inspired by fellow teen science prodigies; and learn 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 who are 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 Brandon Wheat are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”

The Academy offers free services and programs to students have the desire to learn more about their future in science or technology. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which 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 acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career. Based in Washington, D.C., the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

For more information visit www.scitechleaders.com or call 617-307-7425.