Top 10 Ways Educators and Mentors Can Support Regeneron STS Entrants

Society Advocates (center) show students an elephant toothpaste experiment at the Advocate Training Institute in 2017. PHOTO COURTESY OF SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC/JESSICA YURINKO.
    • Adults are encouraged to open STS applications (and are asked to identify yourself as a non-applicant in Task 1). Exploring the process will allow you to guide your student(s) through the process, set individual timeline goals, learn of any changes, receive important application update emails and more.
  • 2. Read the Official Rules on an annual basis. (link with final book)
    • We know this document is long, but new rules are added each year. Understanding the rules will allow you to guide student project selection prior to entering STS, help students obtain the correct paperwork and more.
  • 3. Mark your calendar!
    • Help remind your students (and submit your own recommendations if applicable). The official application deadline is Wednesday, November 9 at 8pm ET. All application, and adult recommendation, materials are due by this date and time. We are unable to make any exceptions to this rule. 
    • The Technical Support deadline is the day prior—Tuesday, November 8 at 8pm ET. All questions, concerns, tech issues, etc. must be reported by this date and time. The Society promises to resolve all issues reported by the Technical Support Deadline, but cannot guarantee resolution for issues reported after this window. Entrants are encouraged to submit early to avoid any last minute problems. 
  • 4. Sign up for Regeneron STS webinars!  
    • Some are targeted at students, while others are for adults. The Society will host four new sessions in summer/fall 2022. 
    • Check out some of last year’s webinars, linked here on the application resource page. 
  • 5. Check out this list of common reasons projects might fail to qualify for Regeneron STS.
    • Sadly, many students take the time to enter Regeneron STS but will not progress in the competition if they are part of an ineligible age group, are lacking proper paperwork, or have violated an STS rule. Make sure this does not happen to your students. 
  • 6. Encourage your students to apply!
    • Follow the Society for Science on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for latest updates, alumni news and tips. 
    • This free conference, hosted annually by Society for Science, is an incredible opportunity for high school research teachers across the country to gather, share information, learn best practices and more. 
  • 8. Writing recommendations for your entrant?
    • Be sure to check out this Tips for Recommenders page. 
    • Remember, the recommender deadline is also November 9 at 8pm ET! 
    • Our robust FAQs will guide you and your students through most troubleshooting issues.
    • Watch this helpful video for help with our online system and useful tips for all recommenders.
  • 10. Still have questions?