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 - Dana Scott

Dana Scott

Science Talent Search
1950's
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Arlene Sharpe

Science Talent Search
1970's
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Mary Shaw

Science Talent Search
1960's
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Notable Alumni Michael Silverstein

Michael Silverstein

Science Talent Search
1960's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Daniel Skovronsky

Science Talent Search International Science and Engineering Fair
1990's
Notable alumni headshot Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon

International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's
National Medal of Science Nobel Prize
Notable Alumni David Spergel

David Spergel

Science Talent Search
1970's
Breakthrough Prize MacArthur Fellowship
Lisa Su - Notable alumni headshot

Lisa Su

Science Talent Search
1980's
Notable Alumni headshot - Teschan

Paul Teschan

Science Talent Search
1940's
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Bill Thies

Science Talent Search
1990's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Kip Thorne

Science Talent Search
1950's
Breakthrough Prize Nobel Prize
Notable Alumni Ed Thorp headshot

Ed Thorp

Science Talent Search
1940's

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