Regeneron Science Talent Search

Regeneron STS is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science research competition for high school students. Started in 1942 as the Westinghouse 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.

The Regeneron STS 2024 application closed on November 8, 2023. Stay tuned for the top 300 and top 40 announcements in January!

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Important Dates for STS 2024

STS Application Period

June 1 – November 8, 2023

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Top 300 Scholars Announced

January 10, 2024

Top 40 Finalists Announced

January 24, 2024

Regeneron STS Finals Week

March 6-13, 2024

Public Exhibition of Projects

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Winners Announced at Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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Congratulations Regeneron STS 2023 Top Winners

Regeneron and Society for Science announced the top ten winners of the Regeneron Science Talent Search, headed by Neel Mougdal, 17, of Saline, Michigan, who won the $250,000 top award.

The Top 3 Award Winners at the 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search: Neel Moudgal (center)Emily Ocasio (left) and Ellen Xu (right)
Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Kamisi Adetunji at Public Day.

Kamisi Adetunji, Regeneron STS Finalist 2023

Regeneron STS validated my place in research and science as a whole and allowed me to realize that I have potential and a future in the field. Although I had an idea of what I wanted my future career to be, STS, and Finals Week in particular, allowed me to see that my path does not have to be linear. It boosted my passion for science and intensified my curious mindset. I am incredibly grateful for Regeneron STS!

Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Diego Emilio Suchenski Loustaunau at Public Day.

Diego Suchenski Loustaunau, Regeneron STS Finalist 2023

Regeneron STS is life-changing. There is no better program, and there are no better people to do it with. The people are the real prize. Showing that your humanity is as strong as your research is the key to success in STS.

2022 STS Finalist Nyasha Nyoni

Nyasha Nyoni, Regeneron STS Finalist 2022

I believe students should apply to STS because STS is such a great opportunity to showcase your scientific research and meet like-minded, passionate students who love science!

2022 STS Finalist Atreyus Bhavsar

Atreyus Bhavsar, Regeneron STS Finalist 2022

Students should apply to the Regeneron STS because it is an amazing opportunity to build community with some of the hardest-working student scientists. I encourage those to apply to the Regeneron STS while keeping in mind that you do not need to be the smartest in the room to apply, but instead the dedicated and passionate about science.

2022 STS Finalist Heloise Hoffmann

Heloise Hoffman, Regeneron STS Finalist 2022

“Not only did I gain incredible connections to cutting-edge researchers and the opportunity to meet with some of the most impactful scientists of our time, but I also made lifelong friendships with other like-minded students passionate about their work. Though STS is at its core a competition, nothing about our camaraderie felt competitive because we all felt so motivated by each other’s accomplishments and passions! I feel a renewed invigoration to follow my love for research to make a positive impact on the world, specifically in the curing of rare diseases.”

Carol Bauer in 1947 at Hydrocarbon Research, using a slide rule and drafting tools.

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.”

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.”

From the Society Blog

Illustrated portraits of some of the STS finalists
Regeneron STS 2023 Finalists Ishika Nag (left) and Vivian Wu (right) share a love of animals.

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