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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Mary Jeanne Kreek

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1950's
Notalble Alumni Saul Kripke

Saul Kripke

Science Talent Search
1950's
Raymond Kurzweil Notable Alumni headshot

Raymond Kurzweil

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1960's
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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Susan Landau

Science Talent Search
1970's
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Tom Leighton

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's
Notable Alumni Headshot David Ruchien Liu

David Ruchien Liu

Science Talent Search
1990's
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Amory Lovins

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1960's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Jacob Lurie

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1990's
Breakthrough Prize MacArthur Fellowship
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Paul Maddon

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
Notable alumni headshot Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

Science Talent Search
1970's
Notable Alumni headshot - Anil Menon

Anil Menon

Science Talent Search
1990's
Notable Alumni Headshot - Marina Meyers

Marina Meyers

Science Talent Search
1940's

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