Jonathon Guthmiller of Marcus High School has been selected to be a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., on June 29 to July 1, 2016.
The honors-only program for high school students is more commonly known as STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
“My emphasis is in the science category of the STEM,” said Guthmiller, who just completed ninth grade. “I was nominated for outstanding academic achievement.”
He was nominated by Shree Bose, the winner of the first Google Science Fair and Academic Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is one of the requirements.
During the three-day Congress, Jonathon 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.
“At the congress I look forward to learning about leading the future of STEM and our nation’s most innovative technologies and science,” he said. “Also, I’m very excited to meet other students from around the country who have the same passion and vision for the future as me.”
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, plus provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals in the future.
“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 Jonathon Guthmiller are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”