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ICYMI: Re-watch all the amazing panels from the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

By Wendy Li

For this year’s Regeneron ISEF, the Society was thrilled to welcome over 1,800 young scientists representing 49 states and 64 countries across the world. After a week of judging wrapped up, we planned an exciting week of programming for finalists and members of the general public to enjoy. If you missed any of the panels, have no fear! You can re-watch all of them on the Regeneron ISEF platform or the Society’s YouTube channel!

Excellence in Science and Technology Panel
Moderated by Joe Palca, Science Correspondent, National Public Radio


  • Frances Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology; Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018
  • H. Robert Horvitz, David Koch Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2002
  • Roderic Pettigrew, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering Health; Executive Dean for Engineering Medicine, Texas A&M University; Vannevar Bush Award 2020
  • Monika Schleier-Smith, Associate Professor, Physics Stanford University; MacArthur Fellow 2020

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel
Moderated by Maya Ajmera, President & CEO, Society for Science; Publisher, Science News


  • Omar Abudayyeh, Fellow, McGovern Institute; ISEF 2008
  • Eden Full Goh, Founder & CEO, Mobot; ISEF 2007–2008
  • Michael Li, Founder at The Data Incubator and President for Data at Pragmatic Institute; ISEF 2003
  • David Schlesinger, CEO & Co-founder, Mendelics; ISEF 1997

Social Innovation Panel, sponsored by Rise, an Initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust
Moderated by Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green


  • Pelagia Majoni, Grace Hopper Award Winner; Haverford College; ISEF 2017
  • Sahithi Pingali, Founder & CEO, WaterInsights; Stanford University; ISEF 2017
  • Nathan Wang, Policy Entrepreneur, Johns Hopkins University; ISEF 2019
  • Ryan Westcott, Founder & President Aeronautics Northwest; ISEF 2017–2020

Women in STEM Panel, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
Moderated by Nancy Shute, Editor in Chief, Science News


  • Dapo Ajayi, Vice President, Technical Operations and Supply Chain Strategy, Johnson & Johnson
  • Heidi Williams, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University; MacArthur Fellow 2015; 1999 ISEF alumna
  • Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, ESRI
  • Huda Zoghbi, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2017

Wendy Li