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.

Each year, nearly 2,000 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 nation’s most promising future leaders in STEM.

Regeneron Science Talent Search Application Now Open. Apply by November 8, 2023 to win up to $250,000!
Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist Ozioma Obi at Public Day.

Regeneron STS 2024 Application NOW OPEN!

High school seniors living in the United States, and US citizens living abroad, who have completed independent research projects are encouraged to apply online for the chance to win up to $250,000! 

Apply today through November 8, 2023 at 8pm ET.

Regeneron STS 2023 finalists and top winners at the awards ceremony on March 13, 2023.

This Could Be You! Save the Date for our 2023/2024 Webinar Series!

Sign up for our webinar series and links will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to each session.

  • August 8 at 4pm ET: Early Bird Tips for Getting Ahead on Your Application!
  • September 14 at 8pm ET: What is a Future Leader in STEM? Identifying Tomorrow’s Leaders through STS
  • October 18 at 8pm: Show Me Your Application—Tips from Finalists, Judges, Evaluators, Rules Readers and more!
  • November 1 at 8pm ET: Advice from Last Year’s Winners!
Regeneron STS 2023 Finalist on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Meet the 2023 Finalists!

Visit the Virtual Project Exhibition of Projects to learn about the top 40 finalists from this past year’s competition, view their project videos and more! 

How to Compete:

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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Highlights from 2023

The Top 3 Award Winners at the 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search: Neel Moudgal (center)Emily Ocasio (left) and Ellen Xu (right)

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.

Read the press release

Watch the ceremony

Visit our Virtual Public Exhibition of Projects

View the Finalist Book

Congratulations to the 2023 Regeneron STS Scholars!

2023 Scholars

Join us in celebrating the 300 Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars, who hail from 194 American and international high schools in 35 states and China. They were chosen from an applicant pool of 1,949 students from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and four other countries.

View the Press Release

Check out the full list of scholars

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

Regeneron STS 2023 Finalists Ishika Nag (left) and Vivian Wu (right) share a love of animals.
2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists met with government officials at Capitol Hill.

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