Regeneron STS 2022 Application Now Closed!

The Regeneron STS 2022 application is now closed! U.S. High School Seniors in the Class of 2022 were invited to apply online to the nation’s oldest and most prestigious STEM research competition.

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  • July 15 at 1pm ET – Regeneron STS 101: Learn about the Nation’s Oldest and Most Prestigious STEM Competition for High School Seniors
  • September 16 at 8pm ET – For Educators and Mentors: How to Support Your Students through the Research Process and Regeneron STS Application
  • October 13 at 7pm ET– Application 101: Staff Will Answer Entrant’s Application Questions Live!
  • November 1 at 8pm ET – Meet Recent Winners: The Impact of Regeneron STS
STS 2021 Finalist Laalitya Acharya celebrating

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.

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How to Compete:

Important Dates for 2022

STS Application Open

June 1-November 10, 2021

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Top 300 Scholars Announced

January 6, 2022 – Noon ET

Top 40 Finalists Announced

January 20, 2022 – Noon ET

Regeneron STS Finals Week

March 10-16, 2022

Public Exhibition of Projects

March 13, 2022

Winners Announced at Awards Ceremony

March 15, 2022

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Recent Winners

Highlights from 2020

The 2020 Regeneron STS Finalists Week, held virtually for the first time, was a unique experience for this year’s finalists. Meet the finalists, take a peek behind the scenes, and share the excitement of the awards gala in our highlights video. For more detailed information, view the 2020 Winners’ Press Release

The 2021 Regeneron STS Top Winners

Congratulations to the Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalists!

Congratulations to the top 10 winners of the virtual Research Science Talent Search 2021. We are excited to announce our top 10 winners! Read about the winners, watch their project videos, and read more about their research!

The 2021 STS Finalists, Grid Image

Congratulations Regeneron STS 2021 Finalists!

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Society for Science are proud to announce the top 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

The 2021 finalists were selected from 1,760 highly qualified entrants, all of whom completed an original research project and extensive application process. The finalists are each awarded at least $25,000, and the top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000. The top 10 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021 winners will be announced during a live-streamed virtual awards ceremony on March 17. Click here to view the list of top 40 finalists.

Ruth on her car/for Work from Home

Research at Home

Resources, advice, and stories of inspiration on completing research at home outside of a traditional laboratory setting


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

We are grateful to volunteers and our judges, without whom the Society's programs would not be possible.
STS alum, Dr. Eric Lander
Eshani Jha

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