Connections student invited to STEM congress

A Funny River Connections home-school student will travel to Massachusetts this summer as an Alaska delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.

Cierra Brassfield-Thompson was nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists in Lowell, Massachusetts.

As a delegate, Cierra will “represent Alaska based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology,” according to a release from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technology.

During the three-day congress, students from across the country will be joined by leaders in the STEM fields to discuss leading scientific research, according to the release.