Forty of the Nation's Most Talented Young Scientists Named Finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021
Finalists to Compete for More Than
The 2021 finalists were selected from 1,760 highly qualified entrants, all of whom completed an original research project and extensive application process. Earlier this month, the Society and Regeneron named the top 300 scholars. The finalists were selected based on their projects' scientific rigor and their potential to become world-changing scientists and leaders.
Finalists' projects span a diverse range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related topics, including diagnostic imaging to help assess the severity of COVID-19, examining the impact of e-cigarettes on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) development, and creating a new way to filter toxins more effectively from wastewater.
The finalists will participate in a virtual competition from
The finalists are each awarded at least
“It’s an honor to welcome the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) 2021 finalists to the community of alumni who share a drive and passion for science,” said George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron, and among the top winners of the 1976 Science Talent Search. Yancopoulos credits his STS experience for helping put him on a path that led him and his team to invent several of the world’s most important medicines, including antibody cocktail treatments for Ebola and COVID-19. “This year’s finalists represent many of our nation’s most promising young scientists. Even during a global pandemic, these students have been using their ingenuity, resourcefulness and STEM skills to work toward a better future. I can only hope that their STS experience helps further inspire them to take on and help solve some of the biggest challenges facing mankind, from climate change to disease and future pandemics.”
"Congratulations to the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 finalists," said
Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 Fast Facts
- The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 finalists are from 37 schools and one home school across 15 states. They are competing for more than
$1.8 million, with a top prize of $250,000.
- Forty finalists were selected from 300 scholars and nearly 1,800 entrants based on the originality and creativity of their scientific research, as well as their achievement and leadership both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Finalist projects cover disciplines of science including behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, computational biology and bioinformatics, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, engineering, environmental science, genomics, materials science, mathematics, medicine and health, physics, plant sciences and space science.
- For a list of this year's finalists, visit https://www.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/2021-finalists/
About the Regeneron Science Talent Search
The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of
In 2017, Regeneron became only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search, increasing the overall awards distribution to better reward the best and brightest young minds. Through its 10-year,
Program alumni include recipients of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including 13 Nobel Prizes, 13 National Medals of Science, six Breakthrough Prizes, 21 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and two Fields Medals.
Learn more at https://www.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts.
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