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Local teen chosen for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders 

Valentina Shaw chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston

Valentina Shaw, a Sophomore at Templeton High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, from June 28 – June 30.

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

Valentina Shaw. Courtesy photo.

Valentina Shaw. Courtesy photo.

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.”

Shaw was nominated by Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists and American astronaut Buzz Aldrin to represent Templeton High School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

During the three-day congress, Shaw 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 National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Executive Director Richard Rossi. “Focused, bright and determined students like Valentina Shaw are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

The academy offers free services and programs to students who have the desire to learn more about their future in science or technology. Some of the services and programs the academy offers include: 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, communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance, and much more

For more information visit or call (617) 307-7425.

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