Today we are thrilled to announce the 2018 Top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The scholars were selected based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists.
- Read more about the Regeneron Science Talent Search in this Medium blog post from Society for Science & the Public President and CEO Maya Ajmera.
- Click here for the media alert.
- Please click here to view the complete list of 300 scholars.
“We are delighted to honor this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of Science News. “These brilliant students have already made remarkable scientific achievements at a young age, and we are eager to see where their scientific journeys take them next.”
Some fast facts about the scholars:
- This year’s scholars represent a total of 35 states.
- New York is the state with the most scholars, followed by California, New Jersey, Maryland, and Texas.
- There are 137 female scholars and 147 male scholars.
- The top categories of scholars’ projects are cellular and molecular biology, medicine and health, and environmental science.
- The scholars represent a total of 177 high schools.
- The high schools with the most scholars are Bronx High School of Science and Jericho Senior High Schools in New York, Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland, Academy for Medical Science Technology in New Jersey, and North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
Each of the 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000.
In 2017, Regeneron became only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search. Founded by Science Talent Search alumni Leonard Schleifer and George Yancopoulos, Regeneron recognizes and prioritizes the need to inspire more young people to engage in science.
“Regeneron is thrilled to partner with Society for Science & the Public to celebrate the 300 Science Talent Search scholars,” said Hala Mirza, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Regeneron. “We are inspired by their curiosity and passion for discovery, and congratulate them on their work and dedication. We hope the Regeneron Science Talent Search shows young people everywhere that they can change the world through STEM.”
Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to receive more than 100 of the world’s most esteemed science and math honors, including 13 Nobel Prizes, 11 National Medals of Science, two Fields Medals and 18 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships.
The 40 finalists will be named on January 23. These finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete for more than $1.8 million in awards, provided by Regeneron, from March 8-14.
Congratulations to all of the Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars!