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Student nominated for national STEM program 


Kaleb Foster from Cottleville, a 10th- grader at Francis Howell Central, was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders from June 29-July 1 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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.

Foster was nominated to represent Francis Howell Central by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and science director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. Foster was nominated based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

During the three-day Congress, Foster will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients 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 Kaleb Foster are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”

For more information on the Congress, visit scitechleaders.com.

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