Jun'15

Life Scout Recognized as Future Science and Tech Leader


by STEM Scouts



Originally posted on Boy Scouts of America’s blog The Newsroom on June 18, 2015.

When your nomination to an exclusive leadership congress has Buzz Aldrin’s (literal) stamp of approval, you know you’ve achieved something impressive in the science and tech realm.

That’s just the case for Life Scout and high school sophomore Ethan Knox. He’s been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston.

Famed Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (a Tenderfoot in Scouts) is the science director for the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, the organization that hosts the Congress. In fact, Aldrin is the leader who nominated Knox to attend the event, representing the state of Indiana.

The National Academy for Science and Technology’s website dubs the Congress, “The annual gathering of America’s most brilliant high school students.” Knox’s academic achievements, leadership potential, and passion for science and technology are what set him a part as a nominee for the prestigious Congress.

This gathering of minds is an honors program for students passionate about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). With a focus on inspiring students to pursue careers in these fields through mentorship and inspiration, the Congress takes place June 28 through June 30.

Knox, along with other students from across the country, will hear from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners, receive advice from deans at the world’s top tech universities, interact with fellow teen science prodigies, and learn about cutting-edge advances in 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 for the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Ethan Knox are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”

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