At the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, we recognize talents and skills. That is why we created the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Through this honors-only program, we inspire STEM high school students to fulfill their dreams. One accomplished delegate, in particular, Cameron Gant, has an inspiring story to tell. Read on and discover how his passion has helped him achieve more.
Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders Reviews
A Boy with a Passion for Science and Technology
Cameron Gant is a young inventor and filmmaker. He attends Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. Cameron likes to learn how things are created and discover how they work. Even as a child, he was passionate about science and technology. In fact, when he was younger, he also came up with creative projects. His dad Brian even recalls that Cameron recreated the digestive system using balloons!
A Remarkable Student
Aside from his love for science and technology, Cameron has also branched out to other fields. He is an environmentalist and advocates the use of solar energy. Because of this, he was able to invent the Smoke Taker. It is a device that can prevent automobiles from releasing excess exhaust fumes. Amazing, right?
Cameron’s science teacher Caitlin Schecker has only good things to say about him. She reveals that Cameron has a “positive attitude,” and he works hard in class. That is why he is one of the best in his school.
The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Congress Experience
Cameron’s talent, skills, and passion have given him leverage. Not only that — they also gained him a nomination to the Congress. Here he learned from the best in science, technology, education, and the government.
While at the congress, Cameron’s love for filmmaking and technology was strengthened while listening to visual effects and robotics presentations.
Aside from those, the new progress in cancer research inspired Cameron. This was important to him as his late mom Darlene battled against breast cancer.
During his time at the Congress, Cameron made lots of new friends. He also discovered new things that would help him in college, such as which classes he should take. Most of all, Cameron said that he has learned to “expand his interests and do more.”
A Consistent Achiever
Post-Congress, Cameron is debuting his feature film where he directs, edits, and produces. Titled “Lifeline,” the film deals with the loss of a loved one. Because of his own mother’s passing in 2015, this subject is close to Cameron’s heart.
Through his scientific work, Cameron wants to help find a cure for cancer. He aims to discover a way that will make the illness “more isolated” and for patients to “feel better.”
As Jane Schuster, Cameron’s chemistry teacher said of him, he believes in follow-through. That will enable him to achieve anything. For the Academy, that makes him perfect to be a part of SciTechLeaders.
The Congress is a great way for achievers to come together and be inspired! In this SciTechLeaders video, a delegate shares the impact of the Congress on her:
At the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, we support young minds who want to venture into science and technology. By giving them the resources and encouragement they need, we build them up to become leaders. And through the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders, we inspire them to pursue their passions. We know that confidence is the key to their success.
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