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 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.
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!
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
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
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.
Visit our Virtual Public Exhibition of Projects
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.
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!“
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.“
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!“
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.“
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, 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
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.