Regeneron STS 2020 Finals Week Competition to be held virtually in July
Postponed from its original date in March, the finals week competition for the 40 finalists will take place virtually for the first time in its 78-year history. Sign up here to attend the virtual Public Exhibition of Projects on July 25 and the Winners Award Ceremony on July 29! Learn more about Virtual Regeneron STS here.
Meet the Top 40 Finalists at virtual Public Day!
Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 finalists will compete for top prizes in July, and will participate in live Q&As about their original research on July 25! Learn more here!
2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search Postponed
The Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search (originally planned for March 5-11 in Washington, DC) until this summer out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 and in order to prioritize the health and safety of everyone who attends our events.
Regeneron STS 2020 Top 40 Finalists Announced
The Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals are proud to announce the top 40 finalists in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious STEM competition. Click here to view the list of top 40 finalists. Additionally, the top 300 Scholars were announced on January 8, 2020. Congratulations to these remarkable future leaders in STEM and their supportive schools.
The Nation’s Oldest and Most Prestigious Science and Mathematics Competition
Started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) recognizes and empowers our nation’s most promising young scientists who are developing ideas that could solve society’s most urgent challenges.
Each year, nearly 1,900 students enter the Regeneron STS, submitting original research in critically important scientific fields of study. Unique among high school competitions, the Regeneron STS focuses on identifying, inspiring, and engaging the most promising scientists among the nation’s high school seniors.
STS Application Open
The Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 application is now open through November 12, 2020! Be sure to tell rising 12th grade scientists and engineers about their chance to win $250,000.
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Highlights from 2019
The 2019 Regeneron STS Finalists Week was action packed. Meet the finalists, take a peek behind the scenes at Public Day, and share the excitement of the awards gala in our highlights video. For more detailed information, view the 2019 Winners’ Press Release
Important Dates for 2021
STS Application Open
June 1-November 11, 2020
Top 300 Scholars Announced
January 7, 2021
Top 40 Finalists Announced
January 21, 2021
Finalists Week in Washington, D.C.
March 11-17, 2021
Public Exhibition of Projects
Winners Announced at Awards Gala
Amber Yang, 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search
“The Science Talent Search is arguably the most reputable science competition for high schoolers in the entire world.”
Carol Bauer, 1942 Westinghouse Science Talent Search
“At the time, majoring in engineering was a daring choice. My experience with the Westinghouse Science Talent search gave me the confidence to make this decision.”
From the Society Blog
Our Sponsor: Regeneron
In 2016, Regeneron made a generous commitment to serve as the exclusive partner for the Science Talent Search through 2027. Together, we are helping the nation identify, encourage and reward talented high school seniors in their pursuit of excellence in science, math, engineering, and medicine.
Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to receive some of the world’s most esteemed academic honors, including 11 National Medals of Science, five Breakthrough Prizes, 18 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, two Fields Medals, and 13 Nobel Prizes. They have founded top science-based companies and invented groundbreaking new medical treatments.