Notable Alumni

Innovators. Explorers. Scientists.

From Nobel laureates to entrepreneurs and inventors, the Society for Science has an extraordinary community of alumni who embody the principles of science and engineering research, leadership, innovation and global impact in their careers long after competing in our storied science research competitions.

These alumni underscore the critical importance of the Society’s programs — which encourage and celebrate young scientific talent and its potential — and tell the story of our history.

In celebration of the Society’s centennial, these impressive changemakers were selected based on their professional accomplishments and lasting contributions to advancing science and improving the world in which we live. We look forward to adding alumni in the years that follow.

We hope you explore this list, draw inspiration from their journeys and share your story as a past competitor.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another alumna/us to be considered for the website, please email alumni@societyforscience.org with the subject line “Notable Alumni Nomination”.

Please visit our Regeneron ISEFRegeneron Science Talent SearchBroadcom MASTERS and suite of Outreach and Equity programs pages to discover the next generation of innovators.

Meet the Changemakers

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Maneesh Agrawala

Science Talent Search
1990's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Maya Ajmera

Science Talent Search
1980's
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Erika Ebbel Angle

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1990's
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Robert Axelrod

Science Talent Search
1960's
MacArthur Fellowship National Medal of Science
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Jennifer Balakrishnan

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
2000's
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Hayley Bay Barna

Science Talent Search
2000's
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Kelly Benoit-Bird

International Science and Engineering Fair
1990's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Deborah Birx

International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's
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Katie Bouman

International Science and Engineering Fair Middle School Competition
2000's
Breakthrough Prize
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Frederick Brooks

Science Talent Search
1940's
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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George Carruthers

Science Talent Search
1950's
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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Yuan Chang

International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's

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