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Regeneron STS 2018 Finalists

Congratulations to the 40 Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists!

Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron named the 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, on January 23. Science Talent Search alumni have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.

Students are selected based upon their scientific research and also on their overall potential as future leaders of the scientific community.

On January 9, Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron announced the 300 students named as Scholars. Each scholar and their school were awarded $2,000. From that select pool, 40 finalists are then invited to Washington, D.C. in March to undergo final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for $1.8 million in awards. Each finalist will receive a minimum $25,000 award, with a top award of $250,000.

Read the official press release

Read a blog post on Medium by George Yancopoulos, Founding Scientist, President, Regeneron Laboratories and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron; Science Talent Search 1976 Alum.

Download the Finalist Book

View the full list of Scholars

Attend the Public Exhibition of Projects

Balachandar, Sidhika
Buchholz High School, Gainesville, Florida
Picoscale Mechanics of Atomically Engineered Materials

Caldwell, Reese
Conestoga High School, Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Optical Control of Protein Assembly and Activity in Cell-Like-Compartments

Chen, Maggie
Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
Cell Membrane-Coated Nanodevice for Anti-Virulence Therapy Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Fang, Andrew
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, New York
Artemisinin as a Potential Parkinson's Disease Treatment via Alleviation of α-Synuclein Mediated Neuronal Damage and Inflammation

Feiner, Ella
Horace Mann School, Bronx, New York
Exploring Posterior Growth in D. rerio Using a Live Cell Cycle Biosensor

Firester, Benjamin
Hunter College High School, New York, New York
Modeling the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Phytopthora infestans on a Regional Scale

Fridberg, Kyle
Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
Discovery and Characterization of a Layered Fe(III)/Mn(III) Sulfate Compound: Precursor for New Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes

Gao, Sarah
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Developing Phage Endolysins as Novel Therapeutics for Multi-drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

Golowich, Louis
Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts
New Efficient Deterministic Parallel Random Number Generators with Improved Theoretical Properties

Huang, Davey
Iolani School, Honolulu, Hawaii
A Morphokinetic and Machine Learning Model for Aneuploidy Screening of Human Preimplantation Embryos

Hutchison, Charley
St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Ridgeland, Mississippi
Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Deeply-Supercooled Liquids

Jones, Skyler
Ossining High School, Ossining, New York
Large Polaron Formation as a Charge Carrier Protection Mechanism in MAPbBr3 and CsPbBr3 Perovskite Crystals

Komo, Andrew
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Cryptographically Secure Proxy Bidding in Ascending Clock Auctions

Kopparapu, Kavya
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia
GlioVision: A Platform for the Automatic Assessment of Glioblastoma Tumor Features, Molecular Identity, and Gene Methylation from Histopathological Images Using Deep Learning

Lo, Chiu Fan Bowen
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, New York
Near-Field Nanoscopy Simulation by Incorporating Harmonic Demodulation and Cone-Shaped Probing Tip

Ma, Michael
Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas
New Results on Permutation Pattern-Replacement with a Generalization of Erdős-Szekeres.

Mehrotra, Rohan
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California
On-Demand Electrically Controlled Drug Release from Resorbable Nanocomposite Films

Movva, Rajiv
The Harker School, San Jose, California
SNPpet: Computational Dissection of the Noncoding Genome Reveals Regulatory Sequence Patterns and Disease-Causing Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

Murali, Chythanya
Centennial High School, Ellicott City, Maryland
CAR-NK-Cell Therapy: Raising the Tail of the Survival Curve

Orlovsky, Natalia
Garnet Valley High School, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Electronic Cigarette Vapor and the Induction of the Xenobiotic Response in Human Lung Epithelial Cells

Parthasarathy, Nitya
Northwood High School, IRVINE, California
Evaluation of Gender Bias in Social Media Using Artificial Intelligence

Patel, Mihir
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia
Automating Limb Volume Measurements of Lymphedema Patients Through Computer Vision

Patil, Advait
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California
A High-Throughput Multi-Omics Framework for Global Identification of Novel Molecular Interactions and Genome-Scale Modeling of Multicellular Ecosystems

Payra, Syamantak
Clear Brook High School, Friendswood, Texas
A Smart Bionic Leg Orthosis: The Design, Development and Evaluation of an Orthotic Device for Comprehensive Restoration of Gait Characteristics Across Everyday Mobility Scenarios

Pentland, Dylan
The Newman School, Boston, Massachusetts
Coefficients of Gaussian Polynomials Modulo N

Prabhakaran, Abilash
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Selective Transfection Using DiBAC4(3)

Rahman, Muhammad
Westview High School, Portland, Oregon
A Smart Burn/Spill Proof “SAFE” Microwave That Spares the Salad: A Novel Application of Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithms and Machine Learning for Real-time Thermodynamic Modeling

Ren, Michael
Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
On Quasiinvariant Polynomials

Sadhuka, Shuvom
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Searching for Topological Bubbles for Phononic Honeycomb Lattice

Schweinfurth, Raley
Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
Detection and Removal of Dinotefuran from the Environment: A Multi-Year HPLC-MS Analysis

Shareef, Haniya
Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida
Molecular Characterization and Enhanced Efficacy in the Development of a Novel Host-Specific Bioherbicide Candidate for Cyperus rotundus

Singh, Isani
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Investigating the Developmental Requirements of Sex Chromosome Genes Affected in Turner Syndrome

Sumathipala, Marissa
Broad Run High School, Ashburn, Virginia
Reinventing Cardiovascular Disease Therapy: A Novel Dual Therapeutic with FOXO Transcription Factor and AMP Kinase

Tian, Grace
The Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio
Linear Upper Bound on the Ribbonlength of Torus Knots and Twist Knots

Vale, Vinjai
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
A New Paradigm for Computer Vision Based on Compositional Representation

Veeramacheneni, Teja
Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, California
A Novel 3D Wavelet-Based Co-Registration Algorithm with Improved Accuracy for Fusion of PET and MRI Brain Scans

Wang, Franklyn
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia
Monodromy Groups of Indecomposable Rational Functions

Wu, David
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Nonuniform Distributions of Patterns of Sequences of Primes in Prime Moduli

Xie, Justin
The Harker School, San Jose, California
A New Light: Type Ia Supernovae Mechanism Identification Through Spectral Analysis of Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies and Comparison to Theoretical Models

Zhang, Alice
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
A Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Minimizing Delays in Traffic Intersections

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