Did You Know: Regeneron Science Talent Search Drives Scientific Progress in US

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Regeneron Science Talent Search is the oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors in the USA. The Science Talent Search aims at finding talented youths capable of bringing worldwide change with their inventions. As of today, the contest alumni have made significant scientific contributions and hold over a 100 of the world’s most prestigious science and math honors. The list of awards includes the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.

The contest is held under the auspices of Regeneron, a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company in Tarrytown, New York. Regeneron is focused on discoveries, inventions, development, manufacturing and commercializing medicines for the treatment of rare and severe medical conditions.

Who Won the Top 3 Awards?

This year, there were 40 finalists who took home a total of $1.8 million in awards on March 13.

The top award of $250,000 went to Benjy Firester, 18, New York City, for his mathematical model predicting the spread of the “late blight” fungus causing billions of dollars in crop damages annually.

The second place honors and an award of $175,000 went to Natalia Orlovsky, 18, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Ms. Orlovsky conducted a research of the negative impact caused by the fluids used in vaping on lung epithelial cells.

The third place honors and an award of $150,000 went to Isani Singh, 18, Aurora, Colorado. Ms. Singh conducted a research proving that women with Turner Syndrome (a genetic abnormality causing the absence of second sex chromosome), do have some cells with two X chromosomes.

How to Participate in Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019?

If you feel like participating in the contest, you might find these tips useful:

See the Regeneron Science Talent Search application. 2019 Application will open Early Summer 2018 and close November 15, 2018 8:00 PM ET.

Prior to submitting the application, see the Regeneron STS Rules and Entry Instructions.  

Pay attention,  each student must request at least one Project Recommendation, one High School Report, and one Educator Recommendation.  

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