Williams chosen for sci-tech event

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Chantel Williams, a rising sophomore at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayetteville, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders June 28-30 in Boston.

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

Williams was nominated by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent her hometown based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

During the three-day Congress, Williams 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 of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Chantel Williams 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; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.

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