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The Congress assembles the world’s greatest scientists, inventors and technology leaders to mentor high-achieving high school students who are passionate about STEM fields. You will hear the success stories of these grand masters, their struggles and, ultimately, how they gained the strength to persevere when others said it couldn’t be done. Congress speaker-mentors share their current research as well as give you the backstory on their most accomplished work.
You will build friendships with like-minded achievers and join a community of future partners and collaborators who are striving to reach similar goals – giving you a chance to talk about science and technology at a high level with other motivated teens. And, you’ll gain the wisdom and skills needed to stay on track to make your dreams a reality.
The Academy is committed to growing future science and technology leaders through the Congress, and be a resource to help guide you and help you stay focused on your goals.
We look forward to taking this journey with you.
I cannot thank you enough for your mentoring help. I have saved each of your videos to watch over and over. You are a blessing to many of us who may have thought we had little potential. This week, I had the opportunity to speak with many recruiters during the high school college night. I felt comfortable & confident as I approached representatives from great schools; MIT, Purdue, UT, Notre Dame… If you find time to visit the San Antonio area, I would love to shake your hand.
— NASH BELLOW
“EDUCATIONAL, INSPIRING, AND ENTERTAINING”
The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders was an incredible experience for my son and also for me as an educator AND parent. The speakers, some of the most fascinating scientists and inventors of our time, were educational, inspiring and entertaining. From Nobel Prize winners to teen-age inventors, this was the opportunity of a lifetime to hear from so many great minds in one place. The value of the advice, tips, and information that my son and I received surpassed the admission fee. My son also met several speakers personally and was able to get some great information on applying to top-tier colleges. As a parent and an educator, I HIGHLY recommend and support the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.
— LISA BANDINI
FOR STUDENTS WHO EXCEL
If any of you have excelling high school kids/ grandkids that love tech, computers, science, math, engineering, inventing stuff; and have dreams that boggle your mind; check this out for next summer. My daughter attended, and loved it. Parents can view from afar, and be inspired, too.
— ALICIA UEMURA
COMMUNITY OF LEADERS
Such a delightful and inspiring gathering of past, present, and future leaders in the respective fields that will keep the American dream alive for generations to come. Thank you, Academy, for uniting us these past few days. We are looking forward to our future.
— CHARLES ROGERS
“INSPIRE YOUR CHILD”
I brought my son as a Delegate with the expectation that he will be inspired and begin to acknowledge his gifts of intelligence, logic, and memory and how to begin to canalize thoughts, ideas, and dreams. This conference will not only inspire your very intelligent, extraordinary child, but will also inspire and wake up the dreams a parent or guardian have left in the back-burner for our own choice or waiting for the opportunity to appear. This life-changing Congress experience will deliver beyond your expectations, it will energize your mind towards your own greatness!
— ESTELA T SMITH, M.D
“THE REAL THING”
I am the ‘naysayer’ grandparent that spent thousands of dollars seeking council and “help” only to receive little to none with my five sons. After arriving, and spending every minute in awe and amazement, I now know this Congress is the real thing. Not only has it inspired my granddaughter and presented great direction, it has inspired me also. This is a must experience. I wish every teenager could be present at such an event. Life changing.
— VIRGINIA SAYLOR
“THIS CONGRESS IS NOT A SCAM!”
This Congress is NOT A SCAM! This was the best experience for my daughter to build her self esteem, be with her “tribe”, network with her future peers, and go out to help change the world. This was a great blessing!!
— SCOTT CARPENTER
“CONNECT WITH OTHERS…JUST LIKE YOU”
Thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing experience at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. My son was truly blown away by the 2 1/2 days of mentoring by Nobel Prize Laureates, Scientists, Futurists and Technologists. He was inspired in a way that shows he is becoming more of what he is and aspires to be. In short, he is motivated to go even further. Although very bright, our son is very reserved and finds it difficult to step out into groups and crowds. He finds it hard to connect with others. What was fantastic about the Congress was that the entire group was composed of kids just like our son. All of the kids he met were just wonderful and he connected with a number of them. What a difference it makes to be surrounded with others who know you, who respect you, who are just like you! Nirvana in Nerd-Dom.
— LORENA CAVANAUGH
“IT’S WORTH THE FUND-RAISING”
Thank you so very much from a not only a parent and not only a single parent but from one who has raised her daughter like many with struggles. I am still in awe. To finally have her dream became so real thanks to you all. I do hope that she will continue to hear from your organization as you said to continue the motivation. I would like to be a reference. I would like to let other single parents know that it is worth the fund raising and getting the money together. Also If a Security Officer/single mother can raise the money to get her child to such an amazing event. anybody can! If we as parents aren’t going to show our children their dreams are important then why are we expecting them to care on their own! Thank you again! Lots of LOVE a Proud MOMMA!
— SARA LYNNE
“THE FUTURE IS NOW”
It was truly an honor to be part of this event. Since the day my son opened the invitation, up till this morning he can’t stop talking and thinking about his future, Nathan loves technology since he was about 3 years old, he was a very sick baby who found refuge in electronics, trains, Legos and Thomas trains with circuit boards. Yes this is his TRIBE! I am very proud of him and thankful for mentors like you who show the younger generations that the future in NOW! Thank you Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.
— ANNA ALVARADO
“LIFE CHANGING, FUTURE-ALTERING EVENT”
Our thanks gratitude and appreciation to Richard Rossi the team the families and the tribe. A once in a lifetime, life changing, future-altering event.
— JOANN MARTIN
NOT A SCAM
I am not a skeptic but I am always wary of things (offers) that might not be what they seem or are advertised to be. I came into the Congress with that wariness. But, I came away convinced that it inspired, motivated, focused, and affirmed by child. These children were able to relate to gifted children, because the speakers are gifted. I highly recommend the Congress for parents of children of high intellect, children who just need focus or direction, or children who are already certain what field of study they will pursue and are just seeking motivation, inspiration, and hands on help with the college process.
— DAN WILLIAMSON
COMMUNITY OF FUTURE LEADERS
Thank you, Academy, for this amazing event! Our daughter is already talking about how she’ll take what’s she’s learned and apply it to her career choice…and about attending next year’s Academy! As parents, we are so appreciative of the opportunity, socially as well as mentally. She made friends that have similar interests and I hope they stay in touch. Again, thank you! Greatness Awaits!
— CATHY SWINDELL
GREAT MINDS WITH IMPORTANT ADVICE
I have no words to describe the energy here. What an amazing experience for my son to have been invited! What an honor to be able to hear such great minds, all the speakers had relevant stories and important advice. These kids are so inspired by this event! Thank you Richard Rossi and everyone that made this possible. So excited for Danny because he will be a part of the Ultimate Med Internship in India next summer 2016.
— SANDRA SALAZAR
GATHERING OF THE GREATEST MINDS
What an amazing event!!! It is truly an honor to meet the greatest minds of today’s world. I am so thankful that my daughter was invited/nominated to attend. We truly enjoyed listening to every speaker’s story of how they became the men and women they are today. I thank you Richard Rossi for founding and organizing this extremely special event!!! Thank you so much.
— JOANN DAVI
THANK YOU, so much, for doing what you do!!! Thank you for helping our nation’s kids be inspired and motivated and excited as they move forward in their lives. I am re-inspired alongside my son, who attended. I am very moved by your energy and spirit, by the care and dedication you have shown, the program you have created, and the speakers you have organized to be here. You have created this event with such great care and attention to detail, but if I may be of service to help at all during the program or after, I would be happy to. I will be in the audience continuing my education, as my son is getting inspired for his.
— NICOLE KORDUS
“THE BEST FAMILY VACATION”
My son, Nash Bellow had the time of his life. J. Craig Venter Ph.D. is his new idol! Thank you for this Inspirational experience, I hope to have him attend again. This was by far the best family vacation.
— LYNN BELLOW
“LEGITIMATE AND WORTH THE COST”
My husband and I attended with our son Max. At first we were worried about whether or not this was legitimate, whether it was worth the cost of travel, etc. However, we decided to give it a try! If nothing else, we could spend time alone with Max (our middle child) who is shy, quiet, smart, funny and undemanding – so much so that he can be “lost” amongst his less shy and more demanding brothers. We made this trip ENTIRELY about Max. What did he want to see, do, eat, experience? We came in a day and a half early so that we could get some sight seeing in prior to the conference. Once we attended the conference and Max overcame his initial trepidation, we were amazed. We were amazed at the caliber of the speakers, we were heartened at Max’s interest in the topics and the speakers, and we were further amazed that parents could attend for free! Now that he is home, he’s talked to his younger brother about attending and I’ve heard him skyping his friends and telling them all about his trip. The Congress was a wonderful experience for all of us. About the cost – as parents, we spend a lot of money on a lot things – video games, baseball training, select baseball, other sports, trips to amusement parks, etc. This was an opportunity to INVEST in something more than a toy, more than a game, more than a memory . . . our son’s FUTURE! I will certainly share our story with our sons’ school so that they are aware of the benefits of the Congress.
— ANITA KLANDERUD
“I AM THE FUTURE”
Though the Congress and its glory, wisdom, and joy has ended, I have been left with many questions, ideas, thoughts, motivation, and power. I wanted to thank the community, my fellow “tribe”, the speakers, and your support. It has truly put me on a foundation for a house and a compass for the seas. I have realized that I am the predator who dominates, that I can persevere through every failure and obstacle I encounter, that I have ideas that are brilliant, that I can be me without shame or second thought, that I am the future! Thanks again so extremely sincerely for making me be who I really am.
— JOSHUA REN
FUTURE-DEFINING AND LIFE CHANGING
I attended The Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists. It was an amazing experience, and throughout the congress, I realized that I wanted to do engineering in college. Many of the speakers inspired me to pursue science and engineering, especially since that would mean I could help out the under-developed countries across the world through technology. Thank you Richard Rossi for giving all of us this privilege to not only listen to the greatest minds of science but also the opportunity to be inspired to bless others through the means of science and technology. I can honestly say that this congress has changed my life, and I encourage those who are able to attend in the years to come.
— HELLEN CHEN
“LEGITIMATE AND WORTH THE COST”
My husband and I attended with our son Max. At first we were worried about whether or not this was legitimate, whether it was worth the cost of travel, etc. However, we decided to give it a try! If nothing else, we could spend time alone with Max (our middle child) who is shy, quiet, smart, funny and undemanding – so much so that he can be “lost” amongst his less shy and more demanding brothers. We made this trip ENTIRELY about Max. What did he want to see, do, eat, experience? We came in a day and a half early so that we could get some sight seeing in prior to the conference. Once we attended the conference and Max overcame his initial trepidation, we were amazed. We were amazed at the caliber of the speakers, we were heartened at Max’s interest in the topics and the speakers, and we were further amazed that parents could attend for free! We caught him texting his friends during the conference but it was, to our delight, to tell them about the speakers and talk about how much he enjoyed them. Now that he is home, he’s talked to his younger brother about attending and I’ve heard him skyping his friends and telling them all about his trip. The Congress was a wonderful experience for all of us. About the cost – as parents, we spend a lot of money on a lot things – video games, baseball training, select baseball, other sports, trips to amusement parks, etc. This was an opportunity to INVEST in something more than a toy, more than a game, more than a memory . . . our son’s FUTURE! I will certainly share our story with our sons’ school so that they are aware of the benefits of the Congress.
— ANITA KLANDERUD
“REVOLUTIONIZE THE FUTURE”
This was the most amazing experience I have ever had! I loved listening to everyone who gave their time to help give me and my fellow delegates the motivation and courage we need to succeed and help revolutionize the future.