Dr. De Andrade’s Daughter, Isabella Nicole De Andrade was selected to be a part of the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. It was a great honor for the Meadows High School Student as only a select number of students were chosen from across the country. Isabella was honored and hopes to take the inspiration and learning experience and carry it into her future plans of being an engineer. Dr. Ed De Andrade and his wife Ellyn were proud to be able to accompany her on the trip to Boston and were even more proud of their daughter’s accomplishments. The following was the press release from the announcement of Isabella being chosen:
LAS VEGAS, NV — Isabella De Andrade, a Sophomore at The Meadows School of Las Vegas has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, MA on June 28th – June 30th, 2015.
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.
Isabella De Andrade was nominated by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists to represent The Meadows School, Nevada based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.
During the three-day Congress, Isabella De Andrade 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, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Isabella De Andrade 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.
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. Based in Washington, DC and with an office in Boston, MA, the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to advances in society as scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
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