Lincoln-Way East Student Selected for Prestigious Congress of Future STEM Leaders
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lincoln-Way East junior Anna Rose was selected to join students from across the country at a prestigious three-day Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston in June. Rose received the invitation from Buzz Aldrin, a heroic American astronaut who serves as Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

Anna should be commended for her outstanding academic excellence and passion for science which led to this impressive opportunity, said Sharon Michalak, principal of Lincoln-Way East High School. She is much-deserving of this national recognition and were confident she will represent Illinois and Lincoln-Way District 210 well.

The Congress is a conference designed to motivate young students who are passionate about science and technology and put them on a path for success to reach their career goals.

Not only has Rose excelled academically, she is a member of Best Buddies, the Varsity Girls Basketball team, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, S.A.A.D, and Book Club.

During the Congress, Rose will hear presentations about cutting-edge scientific research from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners, receive input from deans at some of the worlds best tech universities, and hear inspiring stories from other high school science prodigies.

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 Anna Rose are our future and she deserves all of the mentoring and guidance we can give her.