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 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


Feng Zhang Notable Alumni Headshot

Feng Zhang

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1990's, 2000's

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2022 Middle School Research Teachers Conference Keynote speaker Laura Smith-Velazquez speaks to educators.
Several teachers listen to a speaker during the 2022 Middle School Research Teachers Conference, held in-person for the first time since 2019.
The top 30 Broadcom MASTERS finalist are interested in a number of extracurricular activities including (clockwise) gardening, golfing, photography and equestrian.

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