Future Science Leaders, Science World's program for teens, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! We're proud of a decade of nurturing young science enthusiasts, like Hebah and Fawzan, whose story (below) inspires us to continue for many years to come.
Fawzan Hussain was only a few months away from graduating high school when the pandemic hit. Both his mother and sister work in the healthcare sector. They had some tough conversations about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages and keeping older patients safe.
“I really wanted to help,” Fawzan says. “So, I got to work.”
Using skills he’d started cultivating during his 3 years in Future Science Leaders, Fawzan began designing and printing face shields, ear savers, and door openers. Then, with the science communication skills he also learned in Science World's unique after-school program for teens, he put the word out on social media.
Within 3 months, he’d provided over 1,500 PPE devices to more than 30 organizations in his community.