The Nation’s Oldest and Most Prestigious Science and Mathematics Competition
Started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, the Regneron 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.
2020 Regeneron STS Scholars will be announced January 8.
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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
STS Application Open
June 1-November 13, 2019
Top 300 Scholars Announced
January 8, 2020
Top 40 Finalists Announced
January 22, 2020
Finalists Week in Washington, D.C.
March 5-11, 2020
March 8, 2020
Winners Announced at Awards Gala
March 10, 2020
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.”
George Yancopoulos, President and Chief Scientific Officer at Regeneron, 1976 Westinghouse Science Talent Search
“The legend was that these were the kids who would go on to do amazing things, make inventions, win Nobel Prizes.”
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.