Regeneron Science Talent Search Names Four Plano ISD Students as Scholars
January 6, 2017
On January 4, 300 U.S. high school seniors were named scholars (formerly called semifinalists) in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. Of these 300 students nation-wide four are from Plano ISD.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of the Society for Science & the Public, recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve our most urgent challenges. This year, Regeneron becomes only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search, with a 10-year, $100 million commitment.
Each scholar receives a $2,000 award from Regeneron with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $1.2 million in total scholar awards aimed at inspiring more young people to engage in science.
Congratulations to these talented students.
Brian Jason Du, Plano West Senior High School
Claire Elizabeth Gilmore, Plano West Senior High School
Krithika Iyer, Plano East Senior High School
Nicole Megan Wojtania, Plano West Senior High School
The competition overall awards $3.1 million to provide the opportunities and resources that students need to become the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and STEM leaders. 40 finalists will be announced on January 24, 2017.
Regeneron is a company founded with the goal of transforming lives through science and its most important and social commitment has been to support the development of highly engaged, well-training and innovative young thinkers.