On the 12th of March, Regeneron and Society for Science & the Public announced the top winners of the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search. Ana Humphrey, 18, of Alexandria, Virginia, won the top award of $250,000 for her mathematical model to determine the possible locations of exoplanets — planets outside our solar system — that may have been missed by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. The second place award and $175,000 went to Samuel Weissman 17, of Rosemont, Pennsylvania for his project analyzing the genetic makeup of HIV in two patients on long-term anti-retroviral therapy to understand why they continued to have “reservoirs” of treatment-resistant HIV-infected cells. The third place and $150,000 went to Adam Ardeishar, 17, of Alexandria, Virginia, for his project combining a classic previously unsolved math problem called the “coupon collector problem” with extreme value theory.
In total, Regeneron awarded $3.1 million in prizes through the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019, including $2,000 to each of the top 300 scholars and their schools.
- Read the Press Release
- See the full list of finalists
- View a list of the Top 300 Scholars
- Download the Finalist Book to see finalists by state and project title.
In 2017, Regeneron became 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.
Regeneron Science Talent Search
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the 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
June 1, 2018
Regeneron STS 2019 Application Open
November 14, 2018 at 8 pm ET
Regeneron STS 2019 Application Closes
Early January 2019
Top 300 Scholars Announced
Top 40 Finalists Announced
March 7-13, 2019
Regeneron Science Talent Search for Top 40 Finalists
March 10, 2019
Regeneron Science Talent Search Public Exhibition of Projects