Get your students started in research and encourage them to enter Regeneron STS! If you're just starting out, you don't have to do it alone. The Society is always here to help, as well as all the teachers who have run research programs for many years and love to pass on advice.
What is Regeneron STS?
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public since 1942, is the nation’s most prestigious science competition for high school seniors. Students complete independent science and engineering research projects and submit a written research report, essay questions, transcripts, and test scores to Regeneron STS. The judges are looking for students who show the greatest potential as future scientific leaders. They believe that an individual can excel in any number of ways, and therefore there are no cutoffs for GPA, test scores, or any other factor.
What incentives are there for my students to enter?
All eligible entrants receive a digital Regeneron STS Entrant Badge and a free t-shirt to recognize their dedication to science research. Many entrants will also be awarded digital badges for demonstrating particular skill in writing a research report or for demonstrating great initiative. Each year 300 Regeneron STS scholars and their schools are recognized, earning $2,000 each. From that select pool of scholars, 40 student finalists are invited to Washington, DC in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for the top awards.
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This year the Society asked research teachers about their greatest challenges and best practices. Read here what advice they had for other research program organizers.
Every year, all Regeneron STS applications are checked for eligibility and rules violations prior to being passed on to the judges. Rules and eligibility requirements can be found in the Rules and Entry Instructions on the Rules, Forms, and Resources webpage.