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 Roderic Pettigrew

Roderic Pettigrew

International Science and Engineering Fair
1960's
Notable Alumni Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Science Talent Search
1990's
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Lisa Randall

Science Talent Search
1980's
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Jane Richardson

Science Talent Search
1950's
MacArthur Fellowship
Notable alumni headshot Thomas Rosenbaum

Thomas Rosenbaum

Science Talent Search
1970's
Notable alumni headshot Alvin Roth

Alvin Roth

Science Talent Search
1960's
Nobel Prize
Notable alumni headshot Monika Schleier-Smith

Monika Schleier-Smith

Science Talent Search
2000's
MacArthur Fellowship
Notable alumni headshot Leonard Schleifer

Leonard Schleifer

Science Talent Search
1970's
Notable Alumni Headshot Nina Schor

Nina Schor

Science Talent Search
1970's
Notable Alumni - Daniel Schrag

Daniel Schrag

Science Talent Search
1980's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Charles Schumer

Science Talent Search
1960's
Notable alumni headshot John Schwarz

John Schwarz

Science Talent Search
1950's
Breakthrough Prize MacArthur Fellowship

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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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