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Get to know the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 Scholars

2:29PM, January 11, 2018
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The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017 finalists at the awards gala.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2017 finalists at the awards gala.

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS AYERS/SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC.

In addition to being among the nation’s top students in STEM, the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 scholars have a variety of hobbies and interests! Now you can learn more about the 300 students named as this year’s scholars in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

This year our scholars....

  • Co-founded a charity organization that provides annual health check-ups to underprivileged children in Tibet
  • Competed in national and international fencing competitions
  • Started a computer programming class at the local library for 40 K-12 girls
  • Won the New York Times Summer Reading Writing Contest
  • Played a solo piano recital at Carnegie Hall
  • Led teen bird walks at the Audubon Society
  • Published a science fiction novel
  • Presented a TedX talk
  • Interned at NASA Goddard
  • Made it on the Forbes 30 under 30 list
  • Received a Guinness World Record for participating in the fastest time for the human formation of Pascal’s Triangle
  • Served as the youngest captain of their school’s debate team
  • Founded a nonprofit to teach girls how to code


Congratulations to all of this year’s scholars!

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2:33pm, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks for families, success, and even our challenges.

We at the Society are thankful for the contributions our distinguished alumni have made in their respective fields as well as the recognitions they have received. Something else we are grateful for: alumni who have had such positive experiences competing in the Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS that they encouraged brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren to participate.

2:37pm, November 21, 2017

Pests are a big threat to cotton production worldwide — especially in India. Increasing pest attacks in India, the largest producer of cotton in the world, have led to decreased production levels over the past few years.

One young Indian scientist is committed to solving the pest problem facing his community. Neelansh Gupta is researching a natural pesticide to combat the pests and save cotton plants.

9:00am, November 20, 2017
Sometimes, kids just need a chance to get out of the classroom. Luckily, BioBus offers a fun, interactive way to teach students about science in a new environment. After all, learning about science isn’t just confined to the classroom—it happens in the world around us.
Students participate in a lab on the BioBus.
10:04am, November 17, 2017

Stephen Litt and his dad at the Broadcom MASTERS 2017 project showcase at Union Station.

The call of science is often heard through the generations. That is definitely the case with the Litts.

10:24am, November 15, 2017

For 75 years, the Science Talent Search (STS) has been the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. From 1942-1998 the competition, created and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, was sponsored by Westinghouse; from 1998-2016 it was sponsored by Intel; and now it is sponsored by Regeneron. The competition awards $3.1 million in total to top students and their schools annually.

10:27am, November 14, 2017

We are excited to announce that 14 Society alumni were included in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30lists. Last year, 14 alumni were also named to the 30 Under 30.

5:01pm, November 13, 2017

“When you were in middle school did you think you would be doing what you are doing now?”

This was the question posed by Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public, and an alumna of the 1985 Science Talent Search, to six program alumni who are thriving in their careers during a panel discussion at Broadcom MASTERS 2017.

The real failure is when you tell yourself that you’re a failure.

4:53pm, November 13, 2017

When he decided to become a teacher in Colorado, Daniel Newmyer realized that there weren’t many students participating in science fairs. Wanting to get more students involved, he applied to be a fellow of the Society for Science & the Public and submitted his plan for reaching underserved students with science and engineering.

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