Regeneron Science Talent Search for high school students provides $3.1 million in awards

labwareThe Regeneron Talent Search (previously the Intel Talent Search, and first, the Westinghouse Talent Search) will provide a record breaking $3.1 million in awards to high school seniors. For the current competition, Regeneron will increase the top award to $250,000, and will double the awards for the top 300 young scientists and their schools to $2,000 each.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  The Science Talent Search is a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists. And, during its history, the Science Talent Search has provided more than $25 million in awards to over 8,500 students and schools.

Regeneron Science Talent Search Dates and Deadline

November 9, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Transcript and Recommendation Due Date

November 15, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Technical Support Deadline

November 16, 2016 8:00 PM ET
Application Deadline

January 4, 2017
Top 300 Scholars Announcement

January 18, 2017
Finalist Announcement

March 12, 2017
Public Exhibition of Projects

Over the years, the award for work in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has made national headlines. It has also been an important indicator of America’s educational competitiveness and a barometer of national priorities. Approximately 1,800 applications are received each year from some of the nation’s best and brightest students.

Regeneron Science Talent Search Entry Requirements

The Science Talent Search is open to any student in the United States or its territories in his or her last year of secondary school. Entrants must complete a rigorous application process, including a 20-page research report documenting their independent scientific research.

Independent individual research by thousands of students is narrowed down to 300 semifinalists. Of those, 40 finalists are chosen to compete each March in Washington, D.C.

A history of achievement

To date, 147,000 exceptionally motivated students have entered the competition. Of those, 22,071 have been named semifinalists and 2,920 have traveled to Washington, D.C. as contest finalists.

The Science Talent Search counts among its past competitors eight Nobel Prize winners, along with chief executives, university professors and award-winning scientists.

According to Student Science, “For 57 years, the contest was known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, or simply “the Westinghouse.” While attending the 1939 New York World’s Fair, G. Edward Pendray, a Westinghouse executive, and Watson Davis, director of Science Service (now Society for Science & the Public) began discussing ways to encourage more students to pursue science careers. They decided on a national competition – Westinghouse agreed to provide prize money and cover administrative costs and Science Service took on the task of running it.

In 1998, Intel Corporation became the title sponsor of the competition, continuing what has become an American institution designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in science, math, engineering and medicine. In 2016, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals became the next sponsor to carry on the Science Talent Search.”

To learn more or to apply, please visit Regeneron Science Talent Search.

An investment in education is an investment in the future.

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