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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Notable Alumni Headshot - Debra Elmegreen

Debra Elmegreen

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's
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Greg Fenves

International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's
Notable Alumni - Colleen Fitzpatrick

Colleen Fitzpatrick

Science Talent Search
1970's
Notable Alumni - Gordon Freeman

Gordon Freeman

Science Talent Search
1960's
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Walter Gilbert

Science Talent Search
1940's
Lasker Award Nobel Prize
Notable Alumni Headshot -Sheldon Glashow

Sheldon Glashow

Science Talent Search
1950's
Nobel Prize
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Brian Greene

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1980's
Notable Alumni Headshot - Grinell

Sheila Grinell

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1960's
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James Gunn

International Science and Engineering Fair
1950's
MacArthur Fellowship National Medal of Science
Notable Alumni headshot Stuart Haber

Stuart Haber

Science Talent Search
1970's
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John Hall

Science Talent Search
1950's
Nobel Prize
Notable Alumni Headshot - Caroline Herzenberg

Caroline Herzenberg

Science Talent Search
1940's

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Randy Williams and colleagues posing for a photo at a Regeneron STS gala.

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