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

Filter

headshot Notable Alumni

Raj Chetty

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1990's
MacArthur Fellowship
headshot Notable Alumni

Mary-Dell Chilton

Science Talent Search
1950's
Notable Alumni - Paul Cohen

Paul Cohen

Science Talent Search
1950's
Fields Medal National Medal of Science
Mary Sue Coleman headshot Notable Alumni

Mary Sue Coleman

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1950's, 1960's
Robert Coleman headshot Notable Alumni

Robert Coleman

Science Talent Search
1970's
MacArthur Fellowship
Leon Cooper headshot Notable Alumni

Leon Cooper

Science Talent Search
1940's
Nobel Prize
Notable Alumni Headshot Cristinia Constantini

Cristina Costantini

International Science and Engineering Fair
2000's
headshot Notable Alumni

B. Whitfield "Whit" Diffie

Science Talent Search
1960's
Notable Alumni Headshot - Nancy Durant Edmonds

Nancy Durant Edmonds

Science Talent Search
1940's
Notable Alumni Headshot - Gerald Edelman

Gerald Edelman

Science Talent Search
1940's
Nobel Prize
Notable Alumni Headshot - Jennifer Elisseeff

Jennifer Elisseeff

International Science and Engineering Fair
1980's, 1990's
Notable Alumni Headshot - Noam Elkies

Noam Elkies

Science Talent Search
1980's

Connect on the Society Alumni Network

Meet fellow alumni, volunteer, share or apply for job and research opportunities, RSVP for events and get the latest updates on Society programs and initiatives.

Learn More
Students participating in Broadcom MASTERS International 2022 look at a whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium

The diversity of science

A group of 2022 Broadcom MASTERS International delegates learn about plants during a field trip in Atlanta, Georgia
An animated photograph of a woman wearing blue clothes sits, hugging her legs. She has blue hair.

Support the Next Generation of Science Leaders

Join a passionate community dedicated to advancing scientific literacy and innovation and nurturing the next generation of science leaders. Our most innovative future is only possible if more people speak the shared language of science. We look forward to achieving that goal together!

Make a donation