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Tamara Gomez-Ortigoza Chosen for Special STEM Academy in Lowell, Massachusetts

Tamara Gomez-Ortigoza

Miami, April 20, 2016 - Tamara Gomez-Ortigoza, a junior at the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Wolfson Campus has been chosen to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Ma. from June 29 to July 1, 2016.

The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate, and direct the top students in the country to be scientists and technologists.

The program is led by American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists and the second man to walk on the moon. Tamara was nominated by the winner of the first Google Science Fair, Shree Bose, who is now the Academic Director of the Academy, to represent SAS based on her academic achievement, leadership potential, and passion for the STEM subjects.

During the three-day congress, Tamara will hear from Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners as they talk about their scientific research and teach the students about cutting edge advances in the STEM field which is changing exponentially. Students such as Tamara are also guided and mentored on issues such as college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, and career guidance.

The Academy was founded on the belief that 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.

Richard Rossi, Executive Director of the Academy, stated that “Focused, bright and determined students like Tamara Gomez-Ortigoza are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her.”

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