Riverdale High Student Nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders


Edwin Romero

Riverdale High School incoming sophomore Edwin Romero has been named a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Romero took part in the three-day congress event in Lowell, MA from June 29-July 1.

“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, National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Executive Director. “Focused, bright, and determined students like Edwin Romero are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.”

1511341_584285641676278_7882560095677191478_nThe congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of the event is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be science and technologists, to stay true to their dream, and, after the event, provide a path, plan, and resources to help them reach their goal.

Romero was nominated by NAFST Academic Director Schree Bose, who was also the winner of the first Google Science Fair, to represent Riverdale High based on his academic achievement, leadership potential, and passion for science and technology.

Romero joined students from across the country to hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading scientific research. Students were also given advice from deans of the world’s top technical universities, inspired by fellow teen science prodigies, and learned about cutting-edge advances in the future of science and technology.