Mount Gilead High School junior chosen as Congress of Future Science and Technology delegate

Staff report

Courtesy photo Casey Conrad

Courtesy photo Casey Conrad

Casey Conrad, a junior at Mount Gilead High School, and the son of Mr and Mrs. Glen Conrad, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology leaders in Lowell, MA from June 29-July 1.

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.

Conrad was nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists to represent Ohio based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.

During the three day Congress Conrad will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients talk about leading scientific research; to 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 Casey Conrad are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”

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 program the Academy offers include online social networks through which future scientists and technologists can communicate.

The Academy was founded on the belief that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays a critical role in enabling the United States to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century and that we must identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers.

Courtesy photo Casey Conrad photo Casey Conrad

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