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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Marcian "Ted" Hoff

Science Talent Search
1950's
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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Roald Hoffmann

Science Talent Search
1950's
National Medal of Science Nobel Prize
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Leroy Hood

Science Talent Search
1950's
Lasker Award National Medal of Science
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Wei-hwa Huang

Science Talent Search
1990's
Notable Alumni - Kristina Johnson

Kristina Johnson

International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's
Notable Alumni Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku

International Science and Engineering Fair
1960's

Martin Karplus

Science Talent Search
1940's
Nobel Prize
Notable Alumni headshot Susan Kayser

Susan Kayser

Science Talent Search
1950's
Notable alumni headshot Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg

Science Talent Search
1980's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Thomas Knight

Science Talent Search
1960's
Notable alumni Donald Knuth headshot

Donald Knuth

Science Talent Search
1950's
National Medal of Science
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Alice Koniges

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's

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

In Memory of Randy C. Williams

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