"Science fair helped me discover my career path," said Karan Jerath.
Karan, a 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) finalist, studies oil spills and petroleum engineering at the University of Texas. He was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in the energy sector in 2016 — one of four Society alumni named to the list.
After Intel ISEF, Karan said new opportunities for continuing his research have opened up.
"Our nation is changing," said Mary Sue Coleman. "We need to shift to opening science up to underrepresented minorities."
Talent is everywhere, and talent needs opportunity, she said. "As leaders, we need to recognize that."
The Regeneron Science Talent Search application for 2017 is now open.
Applications are due November 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
This year, we're using Fluid Review, which will improve ease of use for applicants and recommenders. Essay questions, questions about the research project, required recommendations, and transcript requirements remain the same as the 2016 application.
We're excited to receive your applications for the next year of STS!
"I think my research from STS is just as important, maybe more, today," said Marcian "Ted" Hoff.
Ted, a Westinghouse STS 1954 finalist, spoke on a panel about the importance of basic research at the Society's first ever Alumni Conference on March 16 after the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), along with several other esteemed peers and former STS competitors.
More than a dozen Advocates convened in Washington, D.C. during the weekend of June 3 to meet and discuss best methods for assisting underserved students in entering science research competitions. The Advocates are the 2016-2017 class of the Advocate Grant Program.
Ann Makosinski is an Intel ISEF 2014 and 2015 finalist who’s gone on to create flashlights and phone chargers that take excess heat and turn them into energy.
Alexander Wulff developed and manufactured HaptoTech, an inexpensive electronic aid that helps the visually impaired navigate in unfamiliar environments without the use of guide sticks. Only a junior in high school, he also founded Conifer Apps which offers 11 products.
J. Richard Gott, a Westinghouse Science Talent Search 1965 alum, published “The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe” in January. J. Richard's astronomy passion from 8-years-old — and his high school STS project — led him to explore how the universe is structured.
A crowd of characters from movies, TV shows, comic books, and more descended on Washington, D.C. on the weekend of June 3 for AwesomeCon, a convention of all things awesome. There were cosplayers (dressing up or role-playing as a character) including 7-foot-tall Transformers, a Bill Nye, Star Wars, Dr. Who, and more.