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Regeneron STS 2017 Winners

Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron on March 14 named the top winners of the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Finalists were selected based on the scientific rigor and world-changing potential of their research projects.

Indrani Das, 17, of Oradell, New Jersey, won the top award of $250,000 for her study of a possible approach to treating the death of neurons due to brain injury or neurodegenerative disease.

Second place honors and $175,000 went to Aaron Yeiser, 18, of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, for his development of a new mathematical method for solving partial differential equations on complicated geometries.

Third place honors and $150,000 went to Arjun Ramani, 18, of West Lafayette, Indiana, for blending the mathematical field of graph theory with computer programming to answer questions about networks.

This year, Regeneron becomes only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search, with a 10-year, $100 million commitment.  Regeneron is a company founded with the goal of transforming lives through science and its most important and social commitment has been to support the development of highly engaged, well-trained and innovative young thinkers.

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Read the blog post on Medium by Maya Ajmera

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Learn more about the 10-year, $100 million commitment

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (Society) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now with Regeneron, the Society has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.

 

Regeneron STS calendar

January 4, 2017
Top 300 Scholars Announcement

January 24, 2017
Finalist Announcement

March 12, 2017
Public Exhibition of Projects

August 1, 2017
2018 Application Opens

November 15, 2017 8:00 PM ET
2018 Application Deadline

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