2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists on stage at the gala at theat the National Building Museum

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

Important Dates

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

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.”

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