2021 Annual Report: Regeneron ISEF

Annual Report 2021: ISEF

Nearly 2,000 young scientists, engineers and innovators from 49 states and 64 countries participated in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair’s first virtual competition. Finalists participated in virtual judging, watched streamed programming and had fun in a virtual world created just for them.

In a year full of uncertainty, virtual Regeneron ISEF 2021 saw student scientists around the globe inspired to help make the world a better place through science, technology, engineering and math. This year’s fair enabled finalists and the general public around the world to connect with top scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and, of course, each other.

The 2021 Virtual Regeneron Science and Engineering Fair

Top Winners Press Release

Full List of Award Winners

Full List of Special Award Winners

Meet This Year’s Top Winners

Top Winner Michelle Hua's Favorite ISEF Memory

“My favorite memory from virtual ISEF was watching the virtual Grand Award Ceremony because all the ISEF finalists from Michigan gathered for the first time in person at a movie theater to watch it. Everyone was extremely supportive of each other.”

Michelle Hua won the top award in Regeneron ISEF 2021. She is a rhythmic gymnast.

Why I Volunteer

Giving Voice to Young Innovators

“I volunteer at ISEF to help international students from Spanish-speaking countries explain their projects in front of the judges. Most of the international students are visiting the United States for the first time. For some, it’s their first international trip. The enthusiasm, joy and desire to share their projects is contagious, and perhaps the most fulfilling aspect of volunteering is serving as a bridge of communication.”

Edna Santizo
ISEF Spanish Language Interpreter

Edna is a Court Certified Interpreter with the California Judicial Council, a Conference and Community Interpreter, and a translator. She has been a member of the American Translators Association and its Spanish Language Division since 2010 and has volunteered at ISEF since 2014.

Headshot of Edna Santizo

Regeneron ISEF 2021 Highlights

Take a look back at this year’s competition and meet some of the 1,833 finalists from around the world.

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to all of the sponsors who made the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair possible.

Read more about this year's sponsors on our blog