Congratulations to HCHS senior Ari F. for his science research project, WormBots: Earthworm Inspired Robots with Self-Assembly Capabilities which has been recognized as one of the top 40 Rengeneron STS projects in the 2020 competition. HCHS is so proud of his accomplishment and we wish Ari the very best in the final stage of the competition.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Alumni have gone on to have world-changing careers in STEM fields and earn some of the most esteemed academic honors, including the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship and even an Academy Award.
The 2020 finalists were selected from 1,993 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, seven of which came from HCHS. We are so proud of all our young scientists!
The finalists were selected based on their projects’ scientific rigor and their potential to become world-changing scientists and leaders.
The finalists will travel to Washington, D.C. from March 5-11, 2020, where they will undergo a rigorous judging process and compete for more than $1.8 million in awards. They will also have an opportunity to interact with leading scientists, meet with Members of Congress and display their projects to the public on March 8.
The finalists are each awarded at least $25,000, and the top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000. The top 10 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 10. In total, more than $3 million in awards will be distributed throughout the Regeneron Science Talent Search, which includes the awards to finalists as well as the $2,000 provided to each of the top 300 scholars and their schools.