Society for Science Launches List of Notable Alumni From the Science Talent Search, International Science and Engineering Fair and Middle School STEM Competition

WASHINGTON, DC – In honor of the Society for Science’s centennial year, the organization today unveiled a list of extraordinary alumni of our Science Talent Search (STS), International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and middle school STEM competition who embody the principles of leadership, innovation and global impact.  The list of more than 100 Society alumni includes Nobel laureates, entrepreneurs, MacArthur Fellows, pioneers, National Medal of Science and Technology recipients, and even Emmy and Oscar-winners.

The webpage, which can be viewed here, includes individual profiles with contemporary assets highlighting lasting contributions these alumni have made to their field, as well as archival Society content from their competition experience.

“The Society for Science has long identified young people who are poised to take on the scientific challenges of their time. This list and these alumni highlight the vital importance of the Society’s STEM programs,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science, Publisher of Science News. Ajmera, an alumna of the 1985 the Science Talent Search, reflected, “I am honored to be included among these inspiring leaders and innovators.”

These impressive changemakers were selected based on their professional accomplishments and lasting contributions to advancing science and improving the world in which we live. Going forward, the Society intends to add to this list as the organization’s more than 70,000 alumni continue to make exceptional contributions to their fields.

About Society for Science

Society for Science is dedicated to the achievement of young scientists in independent research and to public engagement in science. Established in 1921, the Society is a nonprofit whose vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its world-class competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and the Broadcom MASTERS, and its award-winning magazine, Science News and Science News for Students, Society for Science is committed to inform, educate and inspire. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (Society4Science).